A baby is fighting for her life in hospital after being injected with heroin, police have said.
The two-month-old infant, who has not yet been named, is on life support at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, Texas.
Police say she was found unconscious with injection marks and tested positive for heroin.
Authorities have said it’s a shocking case, reports Local 12 news channel.
San Angelo police told the station they found the unconscious infant on Sunday morning at a residence in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue.
Doctors assessed her and told police there were injection sites on her extremities – and even her head.
The news station also reports the hospital informed authorities the infant’s urine tested positive for heroin.
Due to her condition, medics transported her from Shannon Medical Centre to the Children’s hospital where she remains on life-support as of Wednesday morning.
Detectives said during their investigation, they learned that in August, the infant’s mother, 21-year-old Destiny Harbour, gave birth to the girl at the residence, reports Local 12.
Authorities also discovered the baby had not received any formal medical care since birth.
They added Harbour’s mother, 37-year-old Christin Bradley, and her boyfriend, 34-year-old Dustin Smock, had assisted with the infant’s care inside the home.
But while officers were executing a search warrant inside the home, they found drug paraphernalia as well as a small quantity of suspected heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and pills.
None of the officers at the scene could understand how a child of two months showed signs of repeated intravenous heroin use.
San Angelo officers told the news channel that Harbour, Bradley and Smock all face a charge of serious bodily injury to a child, which is a first-degree felony.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be issued in the future, authorities say.