CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire police say a woman has been arrested after going into labor and demanding that her friend inject her with heroin and methamphetamine before calling 911.
Police said Felicia Farruggia, 29, was in full labor and was in the process of giving birth to her son when she asked one of her friends to inject her with heroin and meth. She also refused to let anyone call 911 for help until she was injected, according to police.
Farruggia was arrested this week, about six months after her son was born. Police also arrested her friend Rhianna Frenette, 37, of Belmont, who is accused of giving Farruggia the drugs.
“This case is just, honestly, absolutely appalling in my mind,” Lieutenant Sean Ford said.
“No one died, but the risk to that child and to the mother. ... This stuff is just getting out of control.”
Officials said Frenette attempted to use an unsanitary syringe at least once before she successfully delivered a dose of the drugs.
Shortly afterwards, firefighters arrived at the scene, and while they were bringing Farruggia to the ambulance, she gave birth.
The child is in state custody.
Farruggia was charged with reckless conduct and is being held in jail on bail.
Frenette was charged with two counts of reckless conduct and is also being held in jail on bail.