GHENT, Ky. (AP) - A northern Kentucky man has been charged with murder in the death of his two-year-old son who died of a drug overdose.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Bradley Arterburn says 26-year-old Douglas Allen of Ghent allegedly gave his son Oxycodone on the night of Feb. 18. The next morning, the child's mother called emergency services saying the child was discovered dead in his bed.
Arterburn says a toxicology report showed the boy had extremely high levels of Oxycodone in his system at the time of his death.
Allen was arrested at the Kentucky State Police post in Campbellsburg. He is being lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.
Jail records did not list an attorney for Allen on Saturday.
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