Parents charged in death of 14-month-old who ingested opioids in home

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Police in Toronto say they have laid criminal charges against the parents of a baby boy who died last May after ingesting illegal drugs.

Investigators say the 14-month-old lived in a Toronto-area apartment with his parents and another couple at the time of the incident.

They say the child consumed drugs that were in the home for personal use.

Police say the boy died from toxic levels of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

Authorities say his parents were charged last month with criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessaries of life.

Police are urging anyone who needs help in dealing with opioid use to seek support.