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Police: Bridgewater mom charged after baby consumes her drugs

April 15, 2019

A Bridgewater woman whose baby needed emergency medical attention after consuming drugs earlier this year was arrested by state police in New Milford last week.

Julie Warner, 31, was taken into custody April 11 on a warrant stemming from a Feb. 23 incident in Bridgewater, where police said “Warner’s infant child consumed illicit narcotics she possessed.”

Police said “life-saving measures” had to be employed to save the child.

Warner was charged with risk of injury to a child, tampering with physical evidence and second-degree reckless endangerment.

Risk of injury to a child is a class C felony, and tampering with physical evidence is a class D felony.

She has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance or less than half-an-ounce of cannabis, according to court records.

Warner posted the court-set $15,000 surety bond and was arraigned at Torrington Superior Court on April 12.

She has a plea hearing scheduled for April 22 in Torrington and is being represented by a public defender, according to court records.

kendra.baker@hearst.com