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Felicia Farruggia and Rhianna Frenette

Police: New Hampshire woman ‘shoots up’ heroin while giving birth

A Concord, New Hampshire, woman is facing charges after authorities accused her of having a friend shoot her up with meth and heroin while she was delivering her baby. Details surrounding the case were released to the public for the first time on Wednesday.

CBS Boston reports that Felicia Farruggia, 29, (pictured on the left) was in “full labor and giving birth to a baby boy” while still at home, but she reportedly refused to let her friends call for help until someone brought her drugs. Investigators stated that Farruggia convinced  Rhianna Frenette, 37, (pictured on the right) to supply her with and shoot her up with a mixture of heroin and methamphetamines.

According to Concord police report, Frenette used an unsanitary needle filled with drugs to inject Farruggia.

“Frenette attempted to inject Farruggia with an unsanitary syringe at least once before she successfully delivered a dose of the drug.”

After she had drugs in system, someone dialed 911. Within minutes, paramedics arrived and while placing her on board, Farruggia delivered a baby boy. Both Farruggia and the infant were taken to Concord hospital. They remained there for several days. Afterwards, the state took custody of the baby.

Farruggia and Frennette were arrested. Both are facing charges of reckless conduct.

The story is still developing. Check back with Crime Online later, as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Concord PD]