Beloit woman sentenced for toddler's fentanyl overdose
A Beloit woman has been sentenced to fifteen months in jail for allowing her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter to overdose on the powerful opiate fentanyl.
Elizabeth Warner, 27, who pleaded guilty in June to child endangering, was sentenced on Wednesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.
The sentence handed down by Judge Anthony D'Apolito was more severe than the nine-month sentence recommended by prosecutors.
Warner and 32-year-old Corey Douglas 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 pleaded guilty to child endangering in July and is serving one-and-a-half years in prison.