Smith Township, Ohio – A couple from Johnson Road is being held in the Mahoning County prison on accusations of endangering a child after a 1-year-old girl was treated for a fentanyl overdose last week.
The arraignments for Corey Douglas, 32, and Elizabeth Warner, 26, have not yet been scheduled, according to court records. On Friday, they were both taken into custody on warrants from Mahoning County Area Court in Sebring, where they were charged with endangering minors, a third-degree felony.
According to a police report, the charges were brought after the couple took the girl to the township police station at approximately 12:35 a.m. on Thursday because they believed she was overdosing.
When a township police officer checked on the girl, who was later identified as Warner’s daughter, she was found to have blue lips and a weak pulse, according to reports. The officer also administered the opiate antidote naloxone.
The child was transported to Alliance Aultman Hospital by medics. The child was eventually taken to Akron Children’s Hospital’s main campus for further treatment.
According to reports, Douglas and Warner informed police that they believed the girl had gotten her hands on an old bottle of painkillers that had been given after Warner had had a tooth removed.
The hospital notified the authorities on Friday morning that the blood test performed on the girl showed a significant amount of fentanyl in her system.
Police secured arrest warrants for the couple as soon as they got the information.