Man Acquitted of Child Abuse in Methadone Case
Severn resident Paul Brooks was found guilty of some lesser crimes after his child accidentally ingested the drug.
A Severn man was acquitted of child abuse charges stemming from an incident in which his 5-year-old son accidentally ingested methadone, The Capital reported.
However, Paul Brooks, 28, was found guilty on a number of lesser charges, including neglect and reckless endangerment.
The boy was hospitalized but recovered after ingesting the methadone during a car ride back from Baltimore, where Brooks had bought the drug, prosecutors said.
Brooks wife, Kimberly, will stand trial in April.