Beloit man pleads guilty following toddler's fentanyl overdose
A Beloit man has pleaded guilty to child endangering in connection with the overdose of a toddler,
Corey Douglas, 32, entered the plea during a hearing held on Wednesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
He and 27-year-old Elizabeth Warner, who has also pleaded guilty to child endangering, were arrested in February after Smith Township police accused them of allowing their one-and-half-year-old daughter to overdose on the powerful opiate fentanyl.
Police say the parents brought the toddler to the police department claiming the child may have taken a Percocet while at the couple’s recreational vehicle on Johnson Road.
According to the police report, the girl’s lips were turning blue, she had a faint pulse and shallow breathing.
A police officer administered rescue breaths and gave the child a dose of the opiate overdose reversal drug, Narcan.
A rescue squad took the child to a hospital in Alliance. She was later transferred to Akron Children’s Hospital where a social work reported seeing white powder on the toddler’s lips and hands.
Police say a toxicology report indicated fentanyl in the child’s system.
Douglas will be sentenced on August 31.
A sentencing date has yet to be set for Warner.