Court docs: Yorktown mother arrested after 1-year-old son ingested drugs, overdosed
YORKTOWN, Ind. – Police arrested a Yorktown mother after her 1-year-old son overdosed on opiates and had to be revived with Naloxone.
According to court documents, a 1-year-old boy was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on Wednesday night by his cousin because he wasn’t breathing.
The boy was in critical condition and doctors said he showed symptoms of an opiate overdose. They administered a dose of Naloxone, and his condition improved.
The child’s cousin told police at the hospital that the boy’s mother is Daisha Clark, 26. The cousin said Clark attempted to stop him from taking the boy to get treatment, and she said he was fine.
Clark, who is on house arrest, was transported to the hospital by Chief St. John to see her son. Afterwards, she was transported to the Yorktown Police Department.
Clark told police she found her son in the entrance of her bedroom with a piece of plastic in his mouth, and there was a white powdery substance. She said she noticed the child was becoming ill, and she thought he ingested drugs.
She also said she thought the child would be fine, and that’s why she didn’t think he needed to go to the hospital. Police said they weren’t sure what kind of drugs the baby ingested and that they were planning to send it off for testing.
After obtaining a search warrant, police located a syringe with brown liquid substance and two burnt spoons with white residue on them in her bedroom.
Clark was arrested for neglect of a dependent, possession of syringe, and possession of paraphernalia.
The baby’s specific condition is not known, but Delaware County Prosecutor Eric Hoffman said the baby is alive and at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.