The parents of an 8 year old boy have been charged with child endangerment after their son survived an overdose of heroin last month, according to police.
On January 11th the police responded to a call of a child not breathing at a home in a suburb of southwest Cleveland, Ohio. They found the boy unresponsive in the living room with his father doing chest compressions on him. The boy was transported to the hospital after an officer found a pulse. The parents, Charles Dowdy and Danielle Simko are suspected of narcotics use after drugs and syringes were found on the property, the police report stated.
The father had told police that he and the mother were in bed with their son when he noticed that the child’s lips were turning blue.