Newly released documents show Bloomington parents’ pattern of drug abuse

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New details have been released in the death of a 4-month-old baby, found with a lethal dose of anti-anxiety medication in her system.

Last month, 21-year-old Brenda Jay and 31-year-old Joshua Lloyd called 911, after they found their daughter unresponsive and purple.

Brenda said she gave her daughter a bottle in the afternoon, and then put her to bed.

According to newly released court documents, Joshua later found the baby “on her stomach and didn’t respond to his touches or his voice.”

The baby was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where she later died.

Investigators found the drug Lorazepam in the child’s system at a level five times the normal prescribed amount.

When asked by police if they had engaged in any drug activity, both admitted to smoking marijuana the week of the child’s death. They also admitted Brenda used synthetic marijuana during her pregnancy, court documents said.

Both parents are now facing charged of neglect of a dependent resulting in death and possession of a controlled substance.