A Pennsylvania woman who suffered from an apparent heroin overdose is facing charges after responding police reportedly found her two children living in substandard conditions.
Responding to a sick person call, police discovered an unresponsive Ebony Frederick, 33, in her Lancaster apartment at 9:36 p.m. on August 7. Officers allegedly found her 3-year-old and 10-month-old children unattended in a full bathtub, WHTM reported
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According to an affidavit obtained by Lancaster Online, police noted that the apartment was covered in bodily fluids, feces, and vomit—including on floors, beds, and walls. They also allegedly noticed soiled diapers out in the open and placed into dresser drawers in addition to cleaner and bleach poured on the floor.
Authorities also claimed the bathtub the two kids were discovered in had a “significant amount” of standing water in it which could’ve posed a drowning risk, according to PennLive.
Police said the 3-year-old and 10-month-old—who showed signs of neglect—were taken out of the filthy home, placed into protective custody, and ultimately turned over to Lancaster County Children and Youth (CYA).
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After being medically cleared, Frederick was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment. She is currently being held in Lancaster County Prison (LCP) in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to a news release.
Lancaster Online reported that a preliminary hearing was scheduled for August 16.
[Featured Image: Lancaster Bureau of Police]