Lewiston Woman Arrested After Her Toddler OD’s on Heroin/Fentanyl
A Lewiston woman is facing charges after her 1 1/2-year-old son overdosed on heroin/fentanyl.
Lewiston Police were called to 78 Knox Street at approximately 9:45 Sunday evening for a report of a toddler that was unconscious and in medical distress. When officers arrived, they found a 1 1/2-year-old boy who was showing no signs of life. As the officers worked to revive the boy, one of the witnesses in the house told them the child may have ingested heroin/fentanyl or another narcotic.
Police officers quickly administered the overdose antidote Narcan to the child, who slowly began to regain consciousness. The boy was transported to Central Maine Medical Center, where he was treated for an overdose.
After an investigation into the incident, police arrested the child's mother, Khadija Aden, 20, of Lewiston. She's charged with endangering the welfare of a child and violation of conditions of release. Officials say the case has been referred to the Department of Health and Human Services.