Police: Baby treated for overdose, mom arrested

Police Baby apparently overdosed on mom’s drugs

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19) - A 9-month-old baby suffered an apparent overdose after finding its mother's drugs, according to Highland Heights police records.

Emily Scott, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal abuse.

Scott was sleeping when her child got a hold of a plastic baggie containing Xanax and possible heroin residue on Wednesday, a police citation states. Scott told police that she woke up and saw the baggie in her child's mouth.

She rushed the child to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Fort Thomas where doctors gave the baby Narcan, the report states.

Preliminary test results showed benzos in the baby's system. The child was stabilized and transferred to Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Scott admitted she snorts one to two grams of heroin each day and last used the drug on Wednesday, police said. Detectives searched her apartment and found pills, a digital scale and drug paraphernalia.

"She was crying, she was upset, she was pissed off, she was just everything all at once," neighbor Samantha Parrott said of Scott after the incident. "There was not just one emotion to it."

Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 19.

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