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Carlsbad mother, daughter held on no bond in death of Brent Sullivan

CARLSBAD — About noon Tuesday, Sept. 28, Brent Sullivan was found lifeless in a shed on his grandmother, Kellie Smith’s property.

The 12-year-old boy had overdosed on fentanyl, according to Carlsbad Police Department records. It wasn’t the first time he’d overdosed, according to his family, but it would be the last.

Brent’s grandmother and mother would later tell police that he’d been taking the powerful, illicit drug for “months.” He took the fentanyl from the stash his mother and grandmother kept the grandmother’s home on 2419 Western Way, court documents indicate.

Kellie Smith and her daughter Alexis Smith — Brent’s mom — have each been charged with multiple felonies related to the boy’s death.

Kellie, who was released from jail following a drug charge just weeks before Brent’s death, is still in jail as of Oct. 8. On Oct. 4 District Judge Eileen Riordan issued conditions of release which have not yet been met.