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Boardman Police investigating after 14-month-old overdoses

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Boardman Police detectives are investigating after a 14-month-old overdosed and had to be revived by the opioid antidote Narcan.

The little girl was flown to Akron Children's main campus in Akron and is in the Intensive Care Unit and according to police, she is doing well.

But once the child is released from the hospital, 21 News has learned that detectives plan to subpoena her blood work from the hospital, and they also plan to test drug residue found inside the family's Boardman home after a search warrant was served.  Police want to see if drug residue found is from marijuana or some other drug.

However, the million dollar question is how did this little girl come into contact with a dangerous drug that caused her to overdose?

It was on Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Shields Road and Lockwood Boulevard when the Boardman mother heard the little girl gasping for air in the back seat of the car, and then the child began turning blue.

The mother pulled the car over and attempted CPR, but couldn't get the baby to breathe.

A concerned citizen helped get the mother and child to Boardman's Shields Road Fire Station.

At that point the baby was unconscious and the mother told firefighters she thought her child was choking on a potato chip that her brother gave to her.

She was rushed to the Akron Children's Emergency Room in Boardman where she was given several doses of Narcan and finally began breathing on her own.

Test results indicated that the 14-month-old had levels of Oxycodone in her bloodstream. 

Boardman Police Detectives were called by a social worker who was at the hospital, and the child's mother who is a Home Health Care Aid gave a formal statement after being read her Miranda Rights.

The family's Boardman home was searched and police found a digital scale with drug residue and a metal marijuana pipe.

At this point, there have been no arrests, but detectives continue to investigate.

A copy of the police report was sent to Mahoning County Children's Services.

This is a developing story. Check back to wfmj.com for updates. 

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