Florida 2-year-old drowns while father was high on heroin, police say

A 41-year-old Fleming Island man is facing aggravated manslaughter charges after his 2-year-old son he was supposed to be looking after drowned in a pool while he was high on heroin, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Ashley Smart has also been charged with possession of heroin and marijuana.

Aiden Smart was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in the family's swimming pool and was rushed by Clay County Fire Rescue to Baptist Clay in "full cardiac failure." Aiden died 10 minutes after he arrived at the hospital.

Detectives investigating the toddler's death found 0.07 grams of heroin and 2.5 grams of marijuana in Smart's home. They found five full bags and two empty bags of heroin, three needles, a tourniquet and a spoon, according to Smart's arrest report.

The arrest report said Smart's "culpable negligence" led to Aiden's death.

Smart is being held on $277,000 bond.

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