State Police at Chambersburg said a mother and her roommate have been charged with endangering the welfare of children after a 1-year-old boy overdosed on opioids in Franklin County.
Police said Amanda Ann Christian, 26, and Jesse Wayne Daugherty, 25, were charged with felony endangering the welfare of children and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after the incident on Tuesday.
Police said they were contacted at 5:13 a.m. Tuesday for a boy who was unresponsive due to an opioid overdose in the 15000 block of Molly Pitcher Highway South in Antrim Township.
The boy was flown to a hospital, and police reported Wednesday morning that the boy was listed in critical condition.
Police said the boy tested positive for opioids.
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Police performed a search of the residence and found several items of drug paraphernalia.
Christian, who is the boy’s mother, and her roommate, Daugherty, were interviewed by police and both admitted to being heroin users and having heroin in the house. Christian told police that she “blacked out” on Monday night after snorting heroin and woke up to find the baby unresponsive and “blue,” according to police.
Christian and Daugherty were arrested and arraigned Tuesday.
Bail was set at $500,000 cash each, and neither were able to post it. They remain in Franklin County Jail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 17.