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Dad Finds Both Toddler and Girlfriend Passed Out. His Son Chewed on a Baggie of Heroin After Mom Overdosed

Screenshot/Upper Darby Police

A Philadelphia couple is facing charges after their 16-month-old son overdosed from chewing on a heroin baggie.

Around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Greg Searl, 42, came home to find his girlfriend and 16-month-old son unconscious, KYW-TV reports.

The two had overdosed on heroin.

Police believe the toddler retrieved discarded heroin baggies from a trash can and began chewing on them.

Searl took the child Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Doctors were able to revive the boy using Narcan before he was transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Further, Upper Darby Police tweeted about the child’s recovery.

The department said:

The scourge of heroin almost claimed another life.16 month old child ingests drugs left behind by household member. Lucky to be alive after being treated at hospital. More to follow.

The toddler remains in guarded condition.

Although it is unclear whether or not Nora Boyle, 35, was transported to the hospital by Searl at the same time as her son, she also survived.

Following the incident, police obtained a search warrant. They discovered dozens of heroin baggies in the couple’s home.

Michael Chitwood, Upper Darby Police Superintendent, said:

“In my opinion, when children get into mom and dad or guardians’ habits, and those habits are drug addiction, then why should the poor child suffer? They are putting that baby in harm’s way. They are putting that baby at great human danger, and they deserve to be punished the way the law can punish them.”

As KYW-TV reports, a warrant for the woman’s arrest was put out and she was forced to surrender by 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Around 9:30 am, the Upper Darby Police tweeted photos of both parents mugshots and their charges.

Police have charged both parents with endangering the welfare of a child, as well as other related offenses.

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  1. I guess that drug use makes you look 20 years older because she doesn’t look like 35 , the father on the other hand looks young

  2. This is worse kind of child abuse next to sexual abuse in my opinion. I hope they do not get this baby back because they do not deserve him. He is a gift from God to be protected by the parents and they have proven that they can not handle that responsibility.

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