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Springfield woman accused of overdosing with child in home


A Springfield woman is facing charges after she allegedly overdosed while a 3-year-old child was in her home, according to a police report.

MORE: Springfield woman allegedly overdosed in front of 3-year-old

Ericah E. Bess, 36, pleaded not guilty to one count of endangering children in Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday morning. Bond was set at $7,500.

Springfield Police Division officers were sent to a home in the 1800 block of South Belmont Avenue for a suspected heroin overdose. A neighbor told police she received a call from a woman who said Bess had allegedly overdosed. The woman told the neighbor she was scared to call 9-1-1 and later left the home.

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Bess was revived with two doses of Narcan and transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center. Bess and the other woman allegedly took heroin and smoked crack cocaine with a child in the home, she told police.

At the home, a 3-year-old child told police: “Mommy was asleep and I couldn’t wake her up.” Children’s Services was called and the child was later placed with family.

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