Sarah Stevens has been arrested after she refused to stop breastfeeding her eight-month-old baby boy, who died after she was ordered to do so.
Ryder Salmen died of a overdose months after Stevens was found to have high levels of methodone in her system. She has been charged with murder.
Methodone is often used by addicts to wean off of heroin. Officials say that Salmen died due to ingesting Xanax, methadone and the painkiller Opana.
The strange case began when Ryder, then four months old, was brought to a hospital because he was lethargic. Social workers found he was at risk.
Stephens was warned that in order to keep custody, she'd have to stop nursing. She did not do so, reports indicate, and her child paid with his life.
A safety plan was required for him to remain in his mother's custody, however, a CPS manager did not approve the safety assessment for three months.
That gap has experts questioning the charges against Stephens.