Parents Charged After Child Given Narcan

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A mother and father have been arrested after the suspected overdose of their 18-month-old child.

Jason Bolden, 41, and Brandy Estep, 26, have both been charged with child endangering.

Police say the two had been using heroin and failed to provide care for the child Tuesday night.

According to a release, officers were told a baby was believed to be overdosing on the sidewalk in front of a home on the 1200 block of Robinson Avenue.

Police went to the location and saw an SUV leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Portsmouth Police were told the child was in the SUV with the father and another man and that they were taking the child to the hospital.

The baby was unconscious and having difficulty breathing when they arrived at the hospital.

The mother was found unresponsive inside the home on Robinson Avenue. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The child was flown to a Columbus hospital and is undergoing treatment.

Portsmouth Police tell WSAZ the baby was given Narcan.

During the investigation, police say they learned both Bolden and Estep had been using heroin and failed to provide safety and care to the child.

The case remains under investigation and it will be presented to the Scioto County Grand Jury where it is expected additional charges will be considered.


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