NEW DETAILS:

Autopsy photos from Pike County killings can be withheld, court rules

18-month-old boy recovering after overdosing on heroin he ingested  


An 18-month-old boy is recovering after overdosing on heroin he ingested after visiting a park in Toledo. 

RELATED: Local child dies due to carfentanil, fentanyl intoxication

The incident happened Monday night after the boy and a sibling returned from a park in Toledo, our CBS affiliate WTOL-TV in Toledo reports. The child reportedly found the drugs and put them in his mouth, causing an overdose. 

>>Latest Local Headlines

When the child’s mother noticed the boy was unresponsive, she took him to a nearby hospital where it took three doses of Narcan to bring him back to life, the station reports. 

The boy spent the night in the intensive care unit at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, but police told WTOL-TV they believe the child has been discharged from the hospital. 

Lieutenant Robert Chromik with the Lucas County Drug Abuse Response Team said the kind of drugs hitting the Toledo community is scary. Some, including fetanyl, kills adults instantly, which makes it even scarier if kids get them in their hands. 

"You're not going to be able to prevent it 100 percent of the time what a child gets in to, but as long as you are mindful of the surroundings and what is going on, your chances of having your child impacted by this are probably lessened," said Lt. Chromik. 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

Local names, addresses used in phony public comments on net neutrality
Local names, addresses used in phony public comments on net neutrality

Millions of comments have been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission’s public portal in advance of a vote today to roll back net neutrality rules — which say that internet service providers must treat all web traffic equally. The high volume of comments and the fact that many statements in opposition to net neutrality appear...
Woman evicted days before her 94th birthday, jailed when she refuses to leave, police say
Woman evicted days before her 94th birthday, jailed when she refuses to leave, police say

A 93-year-old Eustis woman was in jail Wednesday night after being arrested for allegedly refusing to leave her home at National Church Residences’ Franklin House after being evicted, police said. Juanita Fitzgerald was jailed just days before her 94th birthday on Friday. According to a Eustis Police Department arrest report, Fitzgerald had been...
Springfield police use Facebook to find man accused of stealing liquor
Springfield police use Facebook to find man accused of stealing liquor

A Springfield Police Division officer and employees of a local drive-through used Facebook to track down a man accused of stealing liquor from the store, according to a police report. Norman L. Gray II, 28, of Springfield, faces one count of theft. He’s expected to appear in court at 11 a.m. today. RELATED: Two men accused of robbing Springfield...
Ohio teacher seen in video tackling student is suspended
Ohio teacher seen in video tackling student is suspended

School authorities in northeast Ohio say a high school teacher has been suspended with pay and is under investigation after a cellphone video surfaced showing him tackling a student inside a classroom. The Canton Repository reports the Canton City Schools superintendent said in a statement that the McKinley High School teacher's behavior was "...
Restaurant employee used Snapchat to track teen customers, police say
Restaurant employee used Snapchat to track teen customers, police say

Police in Alpharetta, Georgia, have arrested a restaurant employee accused of using Snapchat to stalk two teenage girls. Jason Porras, 23, is charged with enticing a minor for indecent purposes. “Someone had been randomly reaching out to her on social media and over time had sent her inappropriate messages,” the father of one of the girls...
More Stories