Mom Arrested After Giving Child Anxiety Medicine

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A child is hospitalized after taking a prescription anxiety medication. Medics arrived at the home of Stephanie Burkhalter after concerns of a two-year old having difficulty breathing. Burkhalter claimed that the child had been taken to the doctor’s office and received treatment. Burkhalter left the child in the care of a neighbor, while there the child’s condition worsened and the child was rushed to a hospital. Burkhalter later admitted the child had not been to a medical clinic but taken two Xanax. Burkhalter was arrested and is charged with chemical endangerment. She is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

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