A Pennsylvania woman was arrested on Tuesday in connection with Monday’s suspected overdose of her 9-month-old child.
Lehigh Valley Live reported that Easton EMS crews provided Narcan to a baby who was found not breathing due to an apparent opioid overdose. The baby was given a second dose of Narcan at the hospital, which was effective.
Police obtained a search warrant for Kayla Deemer and Hussam Anjum’s Easton home and reportedly discovered wax paper packets, some which possibly had heroin residue on them. Police lieutenant Matthew Gerould said heroin was found in nearly every room and syringes were also recovered from the home, according to Lehigh Valley Live.
Deemer, 31, allegedly told police that she was taking a shower as Anjum, 25, watched their baby. She reportedly got out of the shower and changed the baby’s diaper when she noticed the baby was pale and could not keep their eyes open.
Gerould said the baby remained hospitalized as of Tuesday. The Northampton County Division of Children, Youth and Families is involved in this case.
Deemer is charged with charges of endangering the welfare of children, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Anjum, who is facing the same charges, allegedly refused to cooperate with investigators and is believed to have fled the state.
Lehigh Valley Live reported that Deemer is free on $25,000 bail. She is due in court on January 6.
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