Parents of a baby girl are in jail after allegedly giving their infant opioids on the day she was born, police in Utah said. Police said a Walmart robbery led them to the parents and tipped them off about the drug crimes. The pair faces child engagement and drug charges.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said Spanish Fork police were called to a robbery at a Walmart on June 26. Walmart employees said the culprit, later identified as 29-year-old Colby Glen Wilde, went into the store with his 2-month-old daughter. Witnesses told authorities they saw the man take items from a shelf and then return them to customer service as if he had purchased them.
Wilde’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Lacey Dawn Christenson, was in the Walmart with Wilde. Authorities said Christenson had her other three children with her, 2-, 4- and 8-year-old boys. She was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on an outstanding warrant.