Carter Baumer mugshot

ST. LOUIS ( -- A South County man has been charged with endangering a child after his infant son died from ingesting heroin and fentanyl.

On Aug. 15, officers were called to a home on Adworth Drive for a baby not breathing. The nine-month-old later died at the hospital. Detectives said he had heroin and fentanyl in his system.

Taylor Baumer, 20, told detectives he brought the drugs into his home and used them.

The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office issued charges of first degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Baumer is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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