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Published on December 4th, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department

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Oxford, Mississippi Mom Arrested After Fentanyl Overdose Kills Infant

On September 15, 2021, the Oxford Police Department responded to an apartment complex on Anchorage Road for an unresponsive infant. The infant was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.  

The Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy and determined the cause of death as Fentanyl toxicity. The findings from the autopsy, coupled with the ongoing investigation by the Oxford Police Department, lead to an arrest warrant being issued for Manslaughter – Culpable  Negligence for the mother, Ebonee White, 31, of Oxford, Mississippi.  

White was taken into custody on December 2, 2021 and taken before Lafayette County Justice  Court Judge Mickey Avent, who issued white a $100,000 bond.  

“This case highlights why law enforcement has urged our community to stay away from this drug.  Fentanyl has claimed the lives of too many community members,” said Chief Jeff McCutchen.

“We  must continue our efforts to combat the access and distribution of Fentanyl on our streets. Our thoughts and prayers go out to every family member that has lost a loved one to Fentanyl.”

Ebonee White, 31, of Oxford, Mississippi.
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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.



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