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Father charged after 6-week-old son dies from methamphetamine overdose

Anthony Ojeda, 38, charged after infant son dies from drugs in Cohoes, New York.
Anthony Ojeda, 38, charged after infant son dies from drugs in Cohoes, New York. (KPRC)

COHOES, NY – A Cohoes, New York father has been charged with manslaughter after his 6-week-old son died of a methamphetamine overdose.

Police said this started as an EMS call on Tuesday.

The baby's father, 38-year-old Anthony Ojeda, said the child had woken up from a nap and thrown up several times. The child was later pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center.

"The biological father of the child is stating that he believes that the child got into a substance that was left in the house and that he was having a medical emergency," said Det. Lt. Jason Johnston of Cohoes Police Department. "He ultimately didn't seek treatment for that because he was concerned for his well-being, legally, and that led to ultimately the baby's death."

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