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Overdosed Toddler Passed Out On Sidewalk

Police responded to a report of an Ohio toddler apparently passing out on a sidewalk from a suspected drug overdose in the middle of the night.

The girl was treated at a hospital and her parents have been charged with child endangering.

Portsmouth police say that a frantic person approached an officer on Wednesday, shortly after midnight, looking for help for the 18-month-old girl, who was unconscious and having trouble breathing.

Police say that the girl’s father and another person drove her to a hospital before the Police Officer arrived at the scene in the Ohio River city.

Police reportedly found the girl’s 26-year-old mother unresponsive from a suspected heroin overdose inside their apartment nearby. The woman also received medical treatment.

No further information was available.

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