Saturday, February 11, 2017


***UPDATE*** - The grandmother was taken into custody without incident earlier today.

On Friday February 10th the Maryland Department of Child Protective Services called the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to report a child that appeared to have been poisoned.  Detectives learned that on February 09th a mother rushed a 1-year-old boy to Calvert Memorial Hospital.  An investigation determined the child had earlier been in the care of his grandmother in her Lusby residence.  A short time after the mother picked the infant up he appeared to be very lethargic and was exhibiting symptoms of being poisoned.  She immediately rushed the child to the emergency room.  The medical staff began treating the infant by administering several doses of Naloxone.  The infant was eventually transferred to the Georgetown University Medial Center for further evaluation.  It was determined the child was suffering from a methadone overdose.  He was treated extensively for the overdose and was monitored for cardiac and respiratory issues.  The medical staff listed the child in critical/acute status.

Based on the investigation the grandmother in this case has been charged on a warrant with Child Abuse 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.