Man accused of overdosing 8 times charged with child endangering


A Springfield man accused of overdosing eight times on heroin — at least once with a child present — is scheduled to appear in Clark County Municipal Court today.

Douglas LeValley, 59, is charged with endangering children stemming from an early March incident where authorities were called to his Lexington Avenue home because he allegedly overdosed. A police affidavit says it took two doses of Narcan to revive LeValley.

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“I asked how many times Mr. LeValley had overdosed and the child victim spoke up and said ‘this makes eight times,’” Springfield Police Officer Geoffrey Ashworth says in the report.

The child was put into the mother’s custody, the report says. Ashworth says in the report he spoke with LeValley at Springfield Regional Medical Center and LeValley allegedly said he took heroin daily due to knee pain. He allegedly said he wanted to get treatment “to clean himself up from all this,” the report says.

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