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Mother dies in hospital room of 7-month-old daughter after overdosing on heroin

By Mason White 4:26 PM January 10, 2016
Wesley and MaryAnn Landers 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on a charge of possession of drugs after his wife was found dead in a hospital room, following a drug overdose, police in Ohio said.

Cincinnati police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Wesley Landers, after being accused of allowing his wife to use heroin while they were in the hospital with their 7-month-old daughter who required surgery.

Wesley Landers was charged with carrying concealed weapons, possession of drugs, having weapons while under disability and possessing drug abuse instruments.

He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $500,000.

According to the police investigation, hours after the 7-month-old girl underwent surgery to correct her small airway, 32-year-old MaryAnn Landers was found unresponsive in her daughter’s hospital room.

Investigators believe that MaryAnn Landers died of a heroin overdose. Wesley Landers was found in possession of a handgun and three syringes used for heroin.

The grandparents took custody of MaryAnn Landers’ two children.