SHAMOKIN, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A 6-month-old child had to be given Narcan after police say the child was found not breathing in a room where people were shooting heroin.
On Wednesday, around 4:00 in the afternoon, police responded to a call for an infant who was not breathing in the 100 block of South Pearl Street in Shamokin.
Upon arrival, police say 39-year-old Lyndsay Gray was caring for the child and police began to perform CPR on the infant while waiting for EMS to arrive. Close to where the infant was laying police say they found blue wax paper contained what they believed to be heroin.
After EMS arrived and transported the infant to the hospital, the infant was revived after Narcan was administered.
Gray was interviewed by police and they say she admitted to them that earlier in the day she and two other males were shooting heroin in the bedroom where the baby was.
Police say that Gray also admitted that after using heroin she passed out in the bed with the baby and that when she woke up the baby was not breathing or moving. Gray said she called for the mother of the baby and 911.
Gray is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and is currently being held at Northumberland County Jail.
While being processed at the jail officials say they found additional blue wax paper containing what they believe to be heroin, police say she will receive additional charges for that as well.