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Stokes County Sheriff’s Office

A woman has been arrested for the death of her 1-year-old in a Winston-Salem, North Carolina hotel, according to police.

On April 30, 2020, police responded to a report of an infant found not breathing at the Ramada Inn at 531 Akron Drive. Officers along with EMS tried to save the baby, but 1-year-old True Lash was pronounced died at the scene.

Investigators found needles, syringes and other drug paraphernalia at the scene. The child’s parents, Amber Dawn Martin and Eric Donnell Lash, had been occupying the room, along with the victim’s 6-year-old brother who was unharmed.

Almost a year later, detectives received the results of True Lash’s toxicology screening and found she died of fentanyl toxicity.

The case was ruled a homicide with Stokes County deputies arresting Martin on Wednesday and charging her with one count of involuntary manslaughter. Martin received a $80,000 bond in the case.

True’s father, Eric Donnell Lash, 47, was found dead on Feb. 3 of an apparent accidental overdose.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.