The Kingston Police Service (KPS) has charged the parents of a one-year-old after the infant was found suffering from an opioid overdose in late January.
Emergency crews responded to a call from the parents on Jan. 27 at about 9 p.m. from a residence in downtown Kingston after they discovered the child was unconscious with no vital signs.
Firefighters came to the scene and provided medical attention to the infant, who was later transported by paramedics to the Kingston General Hospital.
Hospital staff administered multiple shots of Narcan, which was able to reverse the effects of the overdose and ultimately save the infant’s life, the KPS said in a release.
Police found various narcotics at the residence, including fentanyl, which were left in areas in the home that were easily accessible to the child.
The parents were arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date.
Both parents, who are 34 and 22, were charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and possession of a schedule 1 substance.