Death of Kentucky Boy, 8, Caused by Fentanyl, Not Allergic Reaction to Strawberries, Coroner Says

An obituary for Trey Major Harris remembers him as having "dreamed of becoming a police officer in adulthood because he loved helping others"

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Trey Major Harris

The death of an 8-year-old boy in Kentucky believed to have been caused by an allergic reaction to strawberries, has been linked to fentanyl.

The Hopkins County Coroner's Office confirmed to PEOPLE that Trey Major Harris' cause of death was ruled as "Fentanyl Intoxication" and the manner of death as "Undetermined."

The Madisonville Police Department explained in a previous press release that it received a call about a boy "not breathing and unresponsive at his home" around 6:30 AM on Friday, March 15.

Trey's family told authorities he had eaten several strawberries from a school fundraiser the night prior and had begun showing signs of an allergic reaction.

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The family told authorities he was given Benadryl, soaked in a bath, and later taken to an emergency room after his symptoms persisted. After returning home having not been evaluated, Trey went to sleep and was found unresponsive.

The Hopkins County Health Department issued a warning at the time, asking individuals not to eat strawberries purchased at the fundraiser and said they would be examined by the FDA and state lab.

In an update on Tuesday, April 9, the department said they tested "negative," noting they were "no longer issuing a caution concerning them."

<p>Getty</p> Stock image of strawberries


Stock image of strawberries

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Trey's stepfather, Antonio Person, was arrested after police issued a search warrant on his home on Tuesday, March 26, and found a firearm, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

According to a media release from the Madisonville Police Department, Person, 33, was charged with trafficking fentanyl, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

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Antonio Person

He was booked into the Hopkins County Jail, where records reviewed by PEOPLE show he was also charged with second-degree manslaughter and is expected to appear in court on Friday, April 12.

PEOPLE has reached out to the Madisonville Police Department for comment.

An obituary for Trey remembered him as someone who "left an indelible mark on all blessed to know him."

<p>Getty</p> Stock image of police sirens


Stock image of police sirens

He is said to have had "special interests in baseball, basketball, skateboarding, and football" and riding his four-wheeler.

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The obituary adds that Trey "dreamed of becoming a police officer in adulthood because he loved helping others. He was a fun, loving child who adored playing pranks on his mom especially, and laughing."

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