Woman accused of injecting heroin and meth into pregnant friend during labour

Justin Greene
March 10, 2017

Police in New Hampshire say a woman in labor demanded to be injected with heroin and methamphetamine before 911 could be called. The baby remains in state custody, as do all of Farruggia's unidentified amount of other children.

Frenette, police say, "attempted to inject Farruggia with an unsanitary syringe at least once before she successfully delivered a dose of the drug". They're charged with felony reckless conduct.

Both Frenette and Farruggia are now facing criminal charges of reckless conduct.

When paramedics did arrive, Farruggia delivered a baby boy in the driveway while en route to a waiting ambulance.

Both women were arraigned from jail on Wednesday; bail was set at $25,000 for Frenette and $15,000 for Farruggia.

It wasn't immediately known if they had lawyers.

"As for Frenette, she allegedly explained to police that she administered the injection because "[She's] a people pleaser". His mother's urine was positive for those drugs and benzodiazepine.

Frenette told the police that, upon entering the bathroom, she felt like she has stepped into a nightmare. Frenette said she then injected Farruggia.

Meanwhile, during her interview, Frenette told the investigators that she was, at first, baffled by her friend's request. She and her child were admitted to a Concord hospital and remained there for a few days. She said the ambulance was called after that. When asked by police 'why, ' Frenette said she thought injecting her with the drug would actually help her by calming her down and easing the pain, according to court testimony.

A spokesman for the state Health Department, which oversees the Division of Children Youth and Families, said that in order to protect client confidentiality, he could not confirm whether the agency is involved in a case.

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