Mother arrested after children overdose at Dayton residence

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An investigation is continuing after police say two children overdosed at a home in Dayton Thursday morning.

Around 9:30 am, Dayton Police responded to reports of an overdose at Dayton Fire Station 17, located at 4118 W. Third St. Upon arrival, two children were located and taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital to be treated.

Detectives with the Special Victims Units and Narcotics Bureau responded, and an investigation began.

Their investigation led to a home on Midway Avenue, where the overdoses occurred. Furthermore, fentanyl was found in the residence, prompting housing inspectors to declare the home uninhabitable.

Hazmat crews were called out to clean the house.

The children’s mother was arrested for drug possession and child endangering, while her boyfriend was arrested for temporary protection order violation.

The two children, whose ages were announced as 11 months old and 2 years old, remain at Dayton Children’s. Dayton Police say the children are in stable condition.

Children’s Services has been contacted regarding the children. Once children are released from hospital, they’ll be in the custody of Children’s Services.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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