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Monday, November 21, 2016

Girl, 5, Revived With Narcan After Methadone Overdose

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old girl was revived with naloxone after she overdosed on methadone in the western Maryland city of Hagerstown.

Court documents show that the child’s mother, 31-year-old Jeanie White, and aunt, 35-year-old Tracy Bolinger, have been charged with child neglect, reckless endangerment and contributing to the condition of a child.

Neither woman has an attorney listed in court records. Bolinger did not immediately return a call to her home Thursday. Court records say White is homeless.

Methadone is prescribed as a substitute for other narcotics during addiction treatment.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad story

Anonymous said...

Please let someone else raise this child. Anyone would be better.

Anonymous said...

But "sometimes", Methadone is prescribed as a long-term pain reliever when no other will do. Get your story straight. Don't paint the world with so broad a brush.

Anonymous said...

Ok 6:10 then why did she wait 4 hours before she took her own daughter to the hospital? If it was prescribed then it would be accidental, right? or maybe it wasn't and that's why she was arrested. Let's paint with that brush!

Anonymous said...

It's obvious that the medication wasn't prescribed for the daughter. 6:10 states that those WITH the prescription aren't always taking it to deal with other medication addiction. What the parent did here was irresponsible, evidently allowing access to the medication by one not prescribed it.