TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (LOOTPRESS)– The bond hearing for two parents whose infant son overdosed on Suboxone and Methadone is continued to July 20.
Evan and Kayla Stanford brought their four-month-old to the hospital in early April of 2021. The parents stated they were both in the room from the time their son was asleep to the time they found him unresponsive. He was declared deceased, and his body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s (M.E.) office.
The M.E. report concluded in July that Suboxone, a drug that helps fight opioid addiction, and Methadone, a narcotic that helps treat moderate to severe pain, was found in his system. His cause of death was the toxic effects of both drugs in his system.
Both parents admitted to having Suboxone residue on their hands. They also admitted to touching the infant’s face and mouth. An investigation started, and authorities spoke to a witness who alleges they saw Methadone being delivered to the mother three weeks before his death.
The Stanfords were arrested yesterday and transported to Southwest Virginia Regional Jail. Their bond hearing has been continued to Tuesday, July 20, at 9:00 am.