A man was arrested after he was accused of injecting his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter with heroin and putting a lit crack pipe in her mouth.
The Port Charlotte woman told investigators that Shawn Malsky, 34, and her daughter were gone when she woke up Friday. When they returned, the mother thought her daughter seemed lethargic and noticed her eyes were rolling back.
The girl explained about the shot and told her mother that Malsky said the crack cocaine would give her energy, the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.
Malsky has been charged with aggravated child abuse and possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was being held in the county jail without bail on the abuse charge.