ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- A woman formerly of St. Cloud has been sentenced for causing the fatal drug overdose of her 2-year-old child.

Stearns County Court documents show 25-year-old Jamacy Johnson of St. Paul has been given a stayed sentence of four years in prison. Johnson gets credit for having served 169 days in jail.

Johnson previously pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree manslaughter culpable negligence.

St. Cloud Police were called to St. Cloud Hospital in April 2022 for a child who had suffered cardiac arrest, brain damage and was unresponsive.

Court records show Johnson and her boyfriend brought the toddler to the hospital the night before and told a nurse the child had eaten a Benadryl tablet. Court records show initial tests did not show any traces of Benadryl.

The couple left the following morning saying they would return but never did.

Police used a search warrant at the couple's apartment and found two pills containing fentanyl in the desk where a child would have access to them. There was also what appeared to be drug residue on top of the desk and items commonly used to ingest fentanyl pills.

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Phone records showed internet searches for child overdose articles, conversations about buying fentanyl pills, and photos and videos showing Johnson smoking something off of a piece of tin foil in the hospital bathroom.

The toddler died two days after being admitted to the hospital. An autopsy of the child showed they died of fentanyl toxicity.




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