A NSW man is behind bars after allegedly contaminating his four-month-old baby daughter’s dummy with ice.

The baby was admitted to Albury Base Hospital in late October with an unknown illness and pathology tests found amphetamine and methylamphetamine in her system, reports 7 news.

NSW Health alerted police and a 24-year-old man from North Albury was arrested on Wednesday after trying to flee on foot. He was charged with using poison to endanger life or inflict grievous harm.

Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad believe the man recklessly administered ice to the child by contaminating her dummy.

He was refused bail and is due to face Albury Local Court on Thursday.

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  • There are some people who should never be allowed near children and he is one of them. Hope he has the book thrown at him – jail time for sure, but bet it doesn’t happen.


  • Oh my word! Why would anyone want to do that? Sick!


  • What a sick, demented lunatic, that is disgusting!


  • He may have not done it on purpose, it sounds to me like he may have accidentally contaminated the dummy after handling it. Whole house can become contaminated from ice use. Authorities need to stop it at it’s source and that is mostly China where they make the ingredients for ice.


  • What sick mind would do this to a child. Hope this little girl has no lasting effects and makes a speedy recovery. Hope he gets a long jail term


  • The medical issues caused by this could be long lasting and need treatment for a considerable length of time. Some years ago a similar incident happened interstate and the Grandparents gained permanent custody. The Mum moved interstate, supposedly to start a new life but was later arrested a few years later in possession of illegal drugs. When the report appeared in the paper it was stated that her first child was still in custody of the grandparents, still having on- going medical treatment becuase of the damage caused by the drugs.


  • I look at my grandchildren and how surrounded by love they are .. it makes me happy .. but at the same time sad. To know there are so many children out there , through no fault of their own are in a non loving environment. I wish I could take them all home and cuddle them


  • No words !
    Hope he gets a heavy sentence and won’t be allowed to come near his child again.


  • This is disgusting. Jail time for him!


  • OMG this is disgusting, disgraceful and makes me feel sick. That poor, innocent baby. I hope justice is served and this man has the book thrown at him. Some people should not be allowed to be parents.


  • I hope they throw the book at him and he’s never allowed near that child again!


  • Unbelievably stupid and dangerous ehaviour.


  • Is he the father? Why on Earth would someone do this????


  • how stupid can a person be! Lock him up for life!


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