Gonic woman who left heroin in the reach of children indicted
DOVER - A Gonic woman has been indicted on multiple charges of endangering the welfare of her children after she allegedly left heroin and fentanyl within the reach of her three sons while she overdosed on the drugs.
Kayla Kenny, 29, of 194 Pickering Road, allegedly left the drugs out on Feb. 4, while her 6-, 8- and 9-year-old sons were at home. Prosecutors claim heroin and fentanyl were in "plain view and in a place easily accessible" to the children when the Rochester Police Department and other emergency responders arrived at the scene.
Strafford County Attorney Thomas Velardi said on Wednesday that the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families was contacted after the incident, but there was another responsible adult in the home.
Velardi did not know whether the children had been removed from the house.
Kenny was also charged with two counts of possession of a controlled drug. If convicted, she could face up to 30 years in prison on the possession charges and a $400,000 fine.
Each of the three endangering the welfare charges are Class A misdemeanors.
Kenny is scheduled to appear in Strafford County Superior Court for her arraignment April 3.