LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Lawrenceburg couple was indicted last week for “allowing” their infant child to ingest Oxycodone, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
35-year-old Steven Huddleston and 27-year-old Mallory Drury were both arraigned in Anderson County Circuit Court, where they entered not guilty pleas.
The Anderson News says the charges stem from an incident last July when paramedics were forced to give Narcan to the couple’s unresponsive 6-month-old child, according to Detective Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department, who performed CPR on the infant for several minutes until paramedics arrived.
“That was the longest four minutes of my career,” said Cornish, who responded to the Eagle Drive residence on a call about an unresponsive infant.
“When we showed up, the dad came running out of the house and hands the infant to me,” Cornish said. “The child was lifeless, not breathing and showed no signs of life.
“When the paramedics showed up, they put the child in an ambulance and administered Narcan. The child immediately became responsive, and the only reason for that is due to an opioid overdose.
Cornish says the child was transported to an area hospital and a blood test revealed the presence of Oxycodone.
“The mother tested positive, too, to my knowledge,” he said, adding it remains unclear how the child was able to ingest the Oxycodone.
Drury and Huddleston were both indicted July 3 by an Anderson County grand jury, and taken into custody July 6 and ordered held on $5,000 cash bail. They’ve since been released.
All information and photos attributed to The Anderson County News