1-Year-Old Ohio Toddler Overdoses On Heroin

Akron 1-year-old toddler overdoses on opioid

AKRON, Ohio -- Akron Police are investigating the overdose of a toddler Thursday.

Officers responded to 90 Gale Street for a 1-year-old boy not breathing around 6:10 p.m.

Authorities believe the child overdosed on heroin.

The mother initially called 9-1-1, before ending the call with the dispatcher. 

A 9-year-old in the home then called 9-1-1 after the mother disappeared. 

Narcan was used to revive the child. 

He was transported to Akron Children's Hospital and will be okay.

The mother is now in the Portage County Jail on an outstanding warrant.

She hasn't been charged in this case. 

The woman's two other children were turned over to Summit County Children's Services before being released to a family member.

The one-year-old remains in the county's custody. 

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