PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (FOX 11/ AP) – Police who responded to a report of an Ohio toddler apparently passing out on a sidewalk from a suspected drug overdose in the middle of the night say she was treated at a hospital, and her parents are charged with child endangering.
Portsmouth police say a frantic person approached an officer Wednesday, shortly after midnight, seeking help for the 18-month-old girl, who was unconscious and having trouble breathing. Police say the girl’s father and another person drove her to a hospital before the officer arrived at the scene in the Ohio River city, about 90 miles east of Cincinnati.Mesothelioma Law Firm
Police found the girl’s 26-year-old mother unresponsive from a suspected heroin overdose inside their apartment nearby. She also received medical treatment.
Court records didn’t list attorneys for the parents.Mesothelioma Law Firm
According to local media, the parents– Brandy Estep and Jason Bolden– are charged with one count each of child endangering, a third degree felony that carried a maximum penalty of three years in prison.Mesothelioma Law Firm