A nationwide arrest warrant has been issued for a St. Paul man charged in the April 18 drug overdose of a toddler in Eden Prairie.
Lamondre Calvin Reece, 25, has been charged in Hennepin County District Court with endangering a child in a situation that could cause harm or death.
According to the criminal complaint:
Eden Prairie police responded to an apartment complex on Anderson Lakes Parkway on a report of an unresponsive child. Officers found Reece and an unnamed co-defendant, referred to as S.H., along with the unresponsive 2-year-old.
Paramedics arrived and transported the child to Children’s Hospital. While en route, paramedics administered Narcan (a drug used for emergency treatment in an opioid overdose). The youngster, identified as L.L.C.R., became more responsive. Hospital testing showed the presence of fentanyl in the child’s blood.
An Eden Prairie Police spokesperson confirmed that the toddler survived the incident.
On April 21, officers executed a search warrant at the apartment and found several pieces of burnt tinfoil in the master bedroom. They also found white powder on an iPad screen, both of which were later confirmed by an ion scanner.
Officers also recovered Reece’s and S.H.’s cell phones, which contained phone calls about purchasing and using drugs on the date of the child’s overdose, including while the child was being transported to the hospital.
Text messages from April 20 showed conversations between Reece and S.H. indicating that they were missing some “P’s,” a reference to Percocets. Drugs purchased on the street frequently contain substances, such as fentanyl, that are not in the prescription form.
Officers also recovered photos showing marijuana, pills that appeared to be Xanax, pills that appeared to be Percocet, and guns.
S.H. blamed a friend who had stayed at the apartment for the overdose and had admitted to missing some pills, but text messages between S.H. and the friend indicate that the friend was not missing any pills.
Reece and S.H. both denied using drugs or having any knowledge of what caused L.L.R.C.’s medical episode.
Reece has outstanding warrants for numerous felony charges and open pending felonies in several counties.
As of Aug. 9, Reece was not in custody.
If convicted, Reece faces a maximum sentence of five years and/or a $10,000 fine.
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