A disabled 9-year-old who weighed less than 15 pounds when he died had methamphetamine in his system, the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office said.

An autopsy found methamphetamine in the blood of Cameron R. Hoopingarner, who was blind and had cerebral palsy when he went into cardiac arrest and died on Feb. 21, the sheriff’s office said Monday in a press release.

Forensic pathologist Roland Kohr declined to specify how much methamphetamine was in Cameron’s system, but he said it wasn’t enough to directly affect his health.

“It’s not a high enough level that I think it’s been actively administered, but I think he’s been in close enough proximity to someone using it,” Kohr said.

Cameron was severely malnourished and weighed less than 15 pounds when he died in a home near Fontanet, Ind., police said.

Cameron’s legal guardians, Hubert and Robin Kraemer, their son, Chad Kraemer, and his girlfriend, Sarah Travioli, face new charges of neglect, maintaining a common nuisance and visiting a common nuisance in connection with the drugs discovered in Cameron’s system, police said.

They were each previously charged with three counts of neglect and one count of failure to make a report.

 

 

 

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