Mom, roommate charged after 1-year-old overdoses on opioids
WPMT / Franklin County
Amanda Christian and Jesse Daugherty are facing endangering the welfare of children and drug possession charges for their role in the incident.

By Cale Ahearn, WPMT

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. (WPMT) -- A duo is facing charges after allegedly allowing a 1-year-old to overdose on opioids.

Amanda Christian and Jesse Daugherty are facing endangering the welfare of children and drug possession charges for their role in the incident.

On December 3 around 5:15 a.m., police were contacted for a 1-year-old child who was unresponsive due to an opioid overdose at a home in the 15000 block of Molly Pitcher Highway in South Antrim Township.

Authorities say life saving measures were administered by EMS and the child was flown to the hospital for further treatment.

After further testing, it was found that the child tested positive for opioids. The child is currently in critical condition.

The child’s mother and her roommate admitted to police that they used heroin and had it in the house.

Christian told police that she “blacked out” on the night of December 2 when she snorted heroin and woke up to the child being unresponsive and “blue,” according to the police release.

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