Woman accused of injecting heroin and meth into pregnant friend during labour

Caroline Beck
March 10, 2017

Responding to the accusation that she had injected her friend with heroin while in labour, Frenette allegedly told the police: "I'm a people-pleaser".

Two New Hampshire women are facing reckless conduct charges after one allegedly used a dirty syringe to inject the other with narcotics, after she reportedly requested the drugs during childbirth.

Farruggia "was in full blown labor" but refused to call 911 until she had taken heroin, and begged her friend, Rhianna Frenette, 37, to inject her, police said. Farruggia gave birth to a baby boy as EMTs were putting her into the ambulance. Farruggia told cops she took drugs through more than half of her pregnancy, documents show. They're charged with felony reckless conduct.

It wasn't immediately known if they had lawyers or how often both women partook in drug use, especially while Farrugia was pregnant.

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"(Fernette) tried to inject the needle, was having a contraction, so she pulled the needle out, waited for her to have the contraction, and then proceeded to inject her with the heroin", the prosecutor read aloud from the incident report.

"This case is just, honestly, absolutely appalling in my mind", Ford said, according to the Associated Press. The woman also pointed out that she first declined, but quickly reconsidered after Farruggia became violent and locked herself in the bathroom. Frenette said she asked Farruggia, referring to the suspected drugs, and Farruggia said she wouldn't, according to court documents. Urine tests revealed that the child's system was littered with methamphetamine, benzodiazepine, and amphetamine. Frenette said that a quick fix was the only way to calm down Farruggia long enough for her to call for help.

Bail was set at $15,000 for Farruggia, whose next court date is March 21.

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