Mom Brings Drugs Into Juvenile Center

By WBNG News

Mom Brings Drugs Into Juvenile Center

July 22, 2010 Updated Jun 1, 2010 at 5:34 AM EDT

A Steuben County woman is under arrest, accused of sneaking drugs to her child in a juvenile detention center.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office says Ila Canute-Estep of Addison brought Fentanyl, a drug prescribed to her, into a juvenile center and allowed her child to take it.

Used as a painkiller, Fentanyl is a hundred times stronger than Morphine.

The US Justice Department says Fentanyl is abused for its intense euphoric effects, and it can be a direct substitute for heroin. But because of its potency, it causes frequent overdoses that can be fatal.

Canute-Estep is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

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