Cambridge pair arrested in connection with drug overdose death of 1-year-old boy

File photo. Waterloo Regional Police. Kevin Nielsen / Global News

Waterloo Regional Police say they have arrested a man and a woman in connection with the drug overdose death of a 1-year-old boy in Cambridge.

Police say emergency services were sent to a home on Byton Lane on May 4 at around 2 p.m. after someone called 911 to report a one-year-child in distress.

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Police say the child was found and was without vital signs.

He was taken to Cambridge Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police announced a few days later that an investigation had been launched.

They say that investigation soon determined the toddler’s death had been caused by a suspected drug overdose.

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On Wednesday morning, police arrested a 38-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, both from Cambridge, before charging them with criminal negligence causing death.

Police say they are related to the victim.

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This is the second time this year police have made arrests in connection with the drug overdose of a toddler in Cambridge.

In April, three people were arrested after an investigation that showed a three-year-old boy had died last December of a drug overdose.

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