New Carlisle woman allegedly overdosed in front of 6-year-old child


A New Carlisle woman faces multiple charges after allegedly overdosing in front of a six-year-old child in May.

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Printhia D. Roush, 40, of 462 Caldwell Circle, has been charged with two counts of child endangering.

Medics were called to the home on May 15 after the child called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers her mother was on the floor with a needle in her arm and wouldn’t wake up, according to court records.

The child was watching TV in the bedroom when she heard her mother fall, records said. She went to check on her mother with no response. The door was locked, but she was able to get it open. She saw a “shot thing” in her arm and removed it before calling paramedics, she told Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

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Bethel Twp. paramedics found Roush in the bathroom and administered eight doses of Narcan with little effect, the report said. Detectives also collected a syringe, a cellophane cigarette wrapper with two pills and an unknown powder substance, records said.

A warrant was filed for Roush’s arrest on May 15. She was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records. She’s scheduled to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today.

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