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McKees Rocks grandmother arrested after infant overdoses

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

Photo by Alice Crow

McKees Rocks resident Robbie Boyer was arrested less than a month after her 10-month-old grandson overdosed while in her care at her rented home on Fair Oaks Street.


Robbie Boyer, a woman accused of exposing her grandchildren to street drugs leading to the overdose of a 10-month-old-baby, was taken into police custody on Aug. 25.

The McKees Rocks Police Department said via statement their officers received a tip from Allegheny County detectives that Boyer had returned to the home she rented on Fair Oaks Street.

They went to the residence and found her hiding under a pile of clothes in a bedroom closet. She was taken to Allegheny County Jail.

On July 31, Boyer’s 10-month-old grandson overdosed while in her care.

The baby was revived on the scene with naloxone and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was listed as stable.

Fentanyl, needles and heroin were found in Boyer’s car and home.

On Aug. 4, an additional warrant was filed after the two other children Boyer babysat, a 3-year-old boy and 9-year-old girl, tested positive for exposure to drugs, according to the Allegheny County Police.

A neighbor identified the other two children as Boyer’s grandchildren.

Update: This article was updated to identify the arrest date of Aug. 25.


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