OH: Deputies: Mother, boyfriend charged in drug overdose death of her child

The Jackson County, Ohio, Sheriff’s Office said a mother and her boyfriend have been indicted for their roles in the drug overdose death of her 4-year-old child.

Jasmin R. Musick, 22, the child’s mother, and Nathen H. Baisden, 32, her boyfriend, were indicted by a Jackson County grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and possession of fentanyl-related compound, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Baisden also was indicted on a possession of heroin charge in a November 2019 case.

The news release said Musick called about 9:50 p.m. June 15 and reported her 4-year-old son was unresponsive and not breathing. She told dispatchers that CPR was on progress.

Musick also advised that the child did not have a medical condition.

As emergency responders were heading the Jackson Hill Road home, a man called and said the parents of the child has left in a red Dodge Durango heading toward the hospital.

Just two minutes later, medics with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services advised they would be transporting the child to the emergency room at Holzer Medical Center.

About an hour later, medical personnel requested the assistance of the coroner and law enforcement because the case seemed suspicious, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies served a search warrant of a camper, where the child, the mother and her boyfriend lived. According to their report, deputies discovered a large number of syringes throughout the camper. The deputies reported that they found a loaded uncapped syringe, a light bulb that had been converted into a smoking pipe, along with other items believed to be drug paraphernalia.

Baisden is incarcerated in the Jackson County Correctional Facility. Musick is in custody and will be incarcerated out-of-county.

As of Tuesday, no upcoming court hearings have been scheduled Jackson County Common Pleas Court.

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