Johnston woman charged with feeding baby methadone

Carissa Manning

A Johnston woman faces felony child abuse charges after police say she accidentally fed her baby from a bottle she had used to store methadone.

Police say the 6-month-old girl was unresponsive when she was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital on July 10, but has recovered.

They say 27-year-old Carissa Manning told them she accidentally mixed baby formula with her prescription drug in the bottle. She called 911 after the girl become cold and would not wake up.

Manning was arraigned Wednesday and released on a promise to appear in court on Sept. 24. She also was ordered to have no contact with her daughter, who has been placed with another relative.

Manning has no listed phone number and an attempt to reach her for comment Friday was not successful.