Parents charged in fentanyl intoxication death of 2-month-old

HILLIARD, Ohio — Hilliard police have arrested a mother and father whose infant son died from fentanyl intoxication, according to authorities.

Ehren Schumacher, 39, and Hazel Piuri, 32, were arrested Friday and were indicted on several counts by a Franklin County grand jury.

According to a release from Hilliard police, on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, officers investigated a report of an unresponsive infant in the 4700 block of Jeannette Road.

Police say 2-month-old Rhaden Schumacher was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say an investigation by Hilliard police and the Franklin County Coroner's office found that Rhaden's death was "due to fentanyl intoxication as a result of his parent's actions."

Ehren Schumacher is charged with one count of reckless homicide, one count of of child endangering and two counts of drug possession. Piuri is charged with one count of child endangering and two counts of drug possession.

Both are being held at the Franklin County Jail.

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