May 4, 2015 12:11 PM

Nashua mother of 3 charged with endangering children after overdose death investigation

NASHUA - A mother of three has been arrested after she allegedly left her infant with three men using heroin and Fentanyl.

Police arrested 27-year-old Samantha Perkins of 28 Cross St., Apt 4, on Friday after a heroin overdose death investigation. On April 10, police were called after a 50-year-old man was found dead a the bottom of a stairwell at Perkin's apartment.

Perkin's is charged with one count of possession of a narcotic drug, a class B felony, and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, class A misdemeanors.

Police said the victim of the April 10 overdose had been inside Perkins’ apartment with two other people using drugs believed to be heroin and Fentanyl.

Perkins left her 21-month-old-child with the three men as she left the residence with her 6- and 7-year-old daughters, police said.

Police said Perkins was under the influence of heroin and Fentanyl while she was driving with her two older daughters in the car.

When Perkins returned home, the man who overdosed was moved out of the apartment and left at the bottom of the stairs, police said.

A search warrant was completed on the residence and a small amount of drugs were found, police said.

Perkins was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to appear in Nashua district court on June 8.

The police are continuing to investigate.


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