Mother pleads guilty, sentenced to a year after baby ingests fentanyl

Writer: Matthew Seaver
Patrina Gordon Miller
Patrina Gordon Miller. (Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

A Cape Coral mother has pled guilty to aggravated child neglect after her 7-month-old daughter was found unresponsive from ingesting fentanyl.

On June 30, the Cape Coral Police Department was called to the home of Patrina Gordon Miller after she found her daughter not breathing. When officers arrived, they found the baby lying unresponsive on the living room floor and began CPR until an ambulance arrived.

The baby survived the overdose.

On Monday, Miller entered a plea of guilty to a charge of aggravated child neglect and was sentenced to 364 days in jail. She was given credit for two days served.

Following her time in jail, she will have to serve two years of community control and drug offender probation, as well as a year of state probation. She is not allowed to consume drugs or alcohol and will be required to follow a DCF case plan and take parenting classes ordered by DCF.

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