Last Monday, a mother was changing her infant’s diaper when she noticed the child was lethargic and pale. She called the authorities for emergency assistance.
When the first responders arrived at the house, they reported that the child was not breathing. They believed the youngster had overdosed on opioids, and they administered a dose of Narcan.
The baby resumed breathing, and they were taken to the hospital for further treatment. When the child arrived, the medical staff needed to use a second dose of Narcan.
The police obtained a search warrant, and the following day they went to the family’s residence to inspect the premises.
It was reported that they found heroin and used syringes in almost every room. They also noted that a lot of the drugs and paraphernalia were left in spots that the child could easily access.
The authorities believe it is possible that the child may have overdosed on opioids by interacting with used paraphernalia.
On December 27, the child’s mother turned herself in. She is expected to face charges of felony endangering the welfare of children, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released after posting a $25,000 unsecured bond.
The child’s father was also accused of felony endangering the welfare of children, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He did not cooperate with the authorities, and it is believed that he left the state to avoid prosecution.
At the time that this was written, the baby was still in the hospital.
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