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Unconscious five-year-old girl’s urine tests positive for methadone

Police say there were vials of methadone found in the Sydney home where she lives.
Unconscious five-year-old girl’s urine tests positive for methadone

Hawkesbury police were called to a home in Quaker’s Hill at 1:30pm yesterday afternoon after it was reported that a young girl was found unconscious in her bed and was having difficulty breathing.

After her grandfather found her to be non-responsive (he performed CPR on her before calling emergency services) the girl was then airlifted to the Children’s Hospital in Sydney’s Westmead.

However, things soon took a sadly sinister turn when a sample of her urine was taken at the Children’s Hospital in Westmead.

According to Hawkesbury duty officer Peter Jenkins, traces of methadone were found in the young girl’s urine.

One examination (at hospital) has revealed the child had methadone in her urine,” says Jenkins as reported by 9 News.

Not only that but police are also reporting that vials of methadone were found in the home where the child lives.

The Child Abuse Squad has since been called in.

More on this developing story to come…

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