1-year-old girl dies after eating parents’ heroin

Casey Cormani, Cassandra Richards, and Penny Cormani 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) The parents of a little girl were arrested on a charge of child endangerment after she consumed heroin and died, according to police in Utah.

Utah County police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Casey Cormani and 32-year-old Cassandra Richards, following the death of their 1-year-old daughter, Penny Cormani.

Both parents were charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child. They were booked into the Utah County Jail, and bail was set at $25,000 each.

According to the police, Richards called 911 after the child did not wake up from her nap. Paramedics took the child to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police officers who searched the couple’s home, found burned silver foil and straws, which are often signs that heroin has been smoked.

The parents claimed that the drug paraphernalia did not belong to them. However, the parents and the homeowners have a long history of drug use.