Authorities charged with manslaughter after exposing her 9-month-old baby to a fatal dose of fentanyl.

In connection to her baby’s death, Kacy Kincaid, 33, is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child, according to a social media post made by the Ocala Police Department on Monday.

In October 2023, the police department said they were called to a local hospital to look into the death of a 9-month-old baby who was unconscious. Police noted that Kincaid had five grams of fentanyl in her possession, and it was unclear how the baby passed.

According to Breitbart News, Kincaid appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol and could not keep a conversation when a detective tried to interview her. The detective then obtained a search warrant for her to undergo a blood test before she was arrested on a felony trafficking charge.

The police later received a report from the Medical Examiner’s Office, which showed the baby had died from fentanyl, methamphetamine, and xylazine toxicity.

The police department also reported that Kincaid’s blood sample also contained fentanyl, along with other substances. The five grams of fentanyl found in her possession was tested. The result showed the presence of the same xylazine compound that was found in the child’s blood during the autopsy.

According to WFTV9, a relative who shared a home with Kincaid was interviewed during the investigation. The relative reportedly came home that day to find Kincaid drunk and asleep in her bed.

The outlet reports that the relative said the baby was also in the bed with Kincaid but was sleeping peacefully at the time. An argument occurred between the two about Kincaid’s drinking habit, after which the relative went to their room, where the baby was.

According to the outlet, the relative went back to check on the baby and found him stiff. The relative then attempted CPR on the baby before taking him to the hospital.

Kincaid was taken into custody, where she remains with no set bond.

In a statement following the tragic incident, the Ocala Police Department stated.

“Drug addiction is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences. It’s unfortunate that an innocent child lost their life due to fentanyl,” a rep from the Department said. “We urge everyone to stay away from drugs and seek help if they are struggling with addiction. Our drug amnesty program provides a safe and confidential way to dispose of drugs and get the help you need. Please reach out to us if you need assistance.”