Little Boy Suddenly Stops Breathing. But It's What's Hidden In His Socks That Spill Parents' Dark Secret
A mother and father in Ohio have been arrested after their 7-year-old son overdosed on heroin in their care. Keep reading to learn more!
A mother and father in Ohio are facing felony charges.
According to Cleveland.com, Charles Dowdy and Danielle Simko, both 31, are set to appear in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Friday after being charged with endangering children and drug possession.
Dowdy told authorities that the boy and Simko were lying in bed together around 10:30 p.m., when the little boy suddenly stopped breathing.
According to authorities, Dowdy said the boy’s lips started turning blue and it was clear that something had gone terribly wrong.
Dowdy immediately called 911 and began trying chest compressions on the boy in hopes of saving him.
Authorities say an officer met Simko at the front door, and after checking on the boy, a pulse was finally found.
An ambulance showed up within minutes and rushed the boy to Southwest General Medical Center.
Once the boy was finally at the hospital, doctors discovered that he was suffering from a drug overdose.
While checking out the boy, staff at the hospital reportedly found heroin and a baggie of prescription pills inside the child’s sock.
Detectives immediately questioned Dowdy, who quickly admitted to using drugs earlier that day.
It still remains unclear at this point how the drugs ended up in the boy’s sock.
After Cleveland.com shared the story online, hundreds of people spoke out against the parents for doing drugs with their child at home.
“This is a perfect example why addicts or enablers need to be responsible for their actions and not be looked at as victims. Shit like this can happen,” Mrk C Ferencz wrote.
“Take the boy away from them they don't deserve a precious child. Get help to fix your problems with drugs or otherwise get sterilized while you go get high and feed your addictions,” Dena Elerian added.
“When will people wake up! You are not just destroying your lives, but the kids are watching too!! Mommy and daddy do it so it must be okay !! This poor boy! You are pieces of shit and I hope family or the state steps in and takes your kid! And I hope they never allow you to see him again! That's what is best for the kid!” Cynthia Elizabeth commented.
“The parents are monsters to start their son on this horrible drug. So with their addiction s. This poor child better be taken away. The idiot parents put their asses in jail,” Catherine Dysert continued.
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