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VIDEO: Police Save Toddler Who Overdosed On Mom’s Drugs

Year-old child swallowed her mother’s stash, police said. 

An Alabama woman has been charged after sheriff’s deputies resuscitated a year-old child who had ingested some of her mother’s drugs.

Jeanette Lashay Bell, “admitted that the child had accessed some of her drug paraphernalia and ingested it by putting it in her mouth,” the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

Bell was charged with chemical endangerment of a child and held on a $15,000 bond, the sheriff’s office said.

Jefferson County dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman who reported a 1-year-old child had overdosed, the sheriff’s office said.

The toddler was unresponsive for about 30 minutes.

Video show deputies arriving at the home and finding the unresponsive child lying on the floor.

Deputies resuscitated the child by using Narcan, which blocks the effects of opioids, and in the video, one says, “she’s breathing.”

The child was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where she was reported to be in a stable condition.

Witnesses told deputies that the child had ingested illegal drugs and that she had been unresponsive for about 30 minutes, the sheriff’s office said in its statement on Oct. 27.

Jeanette Lashay Bell admitted that the child had accessed some of her drug paraphernalia and ingested it, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said. She was charged with chemical endangerment of a child and held on a $15,000 bond. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office/Zenger)

The sheriff’s office said the Department of Human Resources was contacted to check the welfare of other children in the home.

The sheriff’s office report said: “On Monday October 25, 2021 at 2:36 p.m., Jefferson County dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman screaming that a 1-year-old child had overdosed.  Deputies were dispatched to the 6400 block of Avenue D in Fairfield.

“Deputies arrived at that location and found a small child laying on the floor unresponsive. Witnesses on the scene informed the deputies that the child had ingested some illegal drugs, possibly fentanyl and that she had been unresponsive for about 30 minutes. Deputies began to try to resuscitate the child by using Narcan.  After receiving the Narcan the child began to breathe slowly.

“The child was transported by ambulance to Children’s Hospital where she is reported to be in stable condition.

“During the investigation, the child’s mother 31-year-old Jeanette Lashay Bell admitted that the child had accessed some of her drug paraphernalia and ingested it by putting it in her mouth.  The Department of Human Resources was contacted to check the welfare of other children in the home. … Bell was charged with chemical Endangerment of a Child and held on a $15,000 bond.”

Edited by Judith Isacoff and Kristen Butler