Woman Charged in Methadone Death of Reno Child

Gina Lindquist
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RENO, Nev. (AP) - A woman has been charged in the death of a Reno toddler authorities say was caused by a methadone overdose.

Fifty-year-old Gina Lindquist was indicted by a Washoe County grand jury on one count of child neglect causing death related to the January 2009 overdose of 4-year-old Samuel Sharber.

Prosecutors say Lindquist was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas.

According to court documents, Lindquist was taking prescribed methadone tablets when she was baby-sitting Sharber in her room at
the Vacation Motor Lodge.

Lindquist told detectives she had moved the methadone from a bathroom shelf to a table by her bed sometime during the night. When she awoke, the boy was on the floor and not breathing.