***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