Police Investigating If Cat Died From Woman's Heroin Smoke

Danielle Blankenship Arrested On Suspicion Of Assaulting Boyfriend

Investigators are trying to decide if a cat died from having heroin smoke blown in its face.

Boulder police arrested Danielle Blankenship, 21, on Tuesday after her boyfriend alleged she hit him in the face, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

The newspaper said officers at the home on 30th Street noticed a cat lying unresponsive at the base of the stairs and called animal control.

Blankenship's boyfriend told police that Blankenship had been smoking heroin and blew smoke in the cat's face. Officers said Blankenship denied ever using heroin.

The cat, Muffin, died a few hours later.

A toxicology and necropsy are being performed on the cat to determine a cause of death and whether there were drugs in the animal's system.

Blankenship was arrested on suspicion of assault and animal cruelty, the newspaper said.

Read more about the investigation in the Boulder Daily Camera.

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