New Jersey Mom Arrested in Methadone Overdose Death of Toddler Son

A New Jersey woman has been arrested in the death of her toddler son last month, police say.

Lynn Bergans, 34, of South Brunswick, was arrested Tuesday in the May 15 death of her 2-year-old son, prosecutors say. She's facing charges of reckless manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child. 

An investigation determined the child had ingested a combination of water and methadone, and toxicology results confirmed the child died from a methadone overdose.

Bergans is being held at Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending her initial court appearance in New Brunswick. It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney who could comment on her behalf. 

Last month, police in New York City arrested a 39-year-old Staten Island woman in the March 2017 death of her toddler daughter after determining the 1-year-old girl had ingested a toxic cocktail of morphine and Valium. 

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