Felicia Farruggia demands heroin meth speedball injection during child birth

Concord arrests

A Belmont woman accused of injecting her friend with heroin while she was in labor claims the court system is "ruining her life". Frenette also faces a misdemeanor count on the same offense.

Felicia Farruggia, 29, reportedly refused to allow anyone to call 911 while she was in labor until she received the drugs, The Boston Globe reported.

When asked by police why Frenette injected Farruggia when she asked, Frenette replied: "I'm a people pleaser". "She didn't really care what".

Frenette, police say, "attempted to inject Farruggia with an unsanitary syringe at least once before she successfully delivered a dose of the drug".

"This case is just, honestly, absolutely appalling in my mind", Lieutenant Sean Ford said. "No one died, but the risk to that child and to the mother ... this stuff is just getting out of control".




First responders arrived at the residence shortly thereafter, and Farruggia gave birth in the ambulance. His urine tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. The baby remains in state custody, as do all of Farruggia's unidentified amount of other children.

Both women were held on bail Wednesday, with the bostonglobe reporting that Farruggia was ordered held on $15,000 cash bail, and Frenette ordered held on $25,000.

According to the affidavit, Farruggia said she started having contractions, went to the bathroom and lay on the floor. She said she didn't stop Frenette from injecting her. She claimed Frenette had heroin and told her "it would take the edge off". When asked by police 'why, ' Frenette said she thought injecting her with the drug would actually help her by calming her down and easing the pain, according to court testimony. She and her child were admitted to a Concord hospital and remained there for a few days.

Both women were arrested this week.

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