Parents indicted a year after baby overdosed on opioids
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. - Two Anderson County parents have been indicted, after police say they allowed their six-month-old to ingest opioids more than a year ago, forcing police to use the life-saving drug Narcan.
At the time of the incident last year on Eagle Drive, police say both the child and his mother tested positive for Oxycodone. They think the child may have found the pill on floor and put it in his mouth.
A grand jury indicted Steven Huddleston and Mallory Drury last week on wanton endangerment charges. Both were arrested, arraigned and released on $5,000 cash bonds.
Officer Jessie Johnston says as far as they know this is the first time for their department that Narcan had to be used on someone younger than 16. She said it was a tough lesson to learn.
Court workers say the next court appearance for both Drury and Huddleston is two months from now, September 18.
Officer Johnston said since the time of the incident they have received updates about the baby including pictures. She said he has recovered and is doing well.