PD: Parents arrested after Phoenix toddler ingests Percocet

Posted at 1:03 PM, Sep 07, 2018

A couple has been arrested after their toddler was taken to the hospital because he ingested Percocet.

Phoenix police say that on August 26 they responded to a home near 7th Street and Camelback Road, after learning a 19-month-old child ingested Percocet. 

The boy was taken to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where it was determined that he had opiates and amphetamines in his system. 

Inside the home of Rafael Kagan, 25, and Estella Hernandez, 26, police say they found four white pills and a glass pipe on a shelf near the bed. 

Police say they also found an "extensive amount of drugs, money and a scale." 

Hernandez reportedly told police that Kagan sells Percocet pills and she handles the money. Kagan allegedly told police that he was high that night and probably fell asleep without putting away the pills. 

Police say the boy also had other injuries including bruising, red spots and a scar from a burn mark on his arm.

Hernandez and Kagan have been charged with child abuse and various drug-related offenses.

If you suspect a child is being abused, the Arizona Department of Child Services has resources available to report the issue to a social worker. You can call the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445), and will be asked for information about the child, as well as the nature of your concerns. You can also get more information from DCS about reporting abuse or neglect online.