One arrested after toddler believed to have ingested drugs

WHITLEY CO., Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman is in jail after she was found unresponsive with a two-year-old, believed to have ingested a prescription drug.

According to the sheriff’s department, it received a call around 9:30 Wednesday night about a woman laying unresponsive along Savoy Road in Whitley County.

They say Whitley County E911 reported a second call believed to be involving the same woman and a two-year-old.

The sheriff’s department says a man took the unresponsive woman inside his home while others cared for the toddler until law enforcement arrived.

The woman, identified as Linda Carr, 50, was found to show signs of impairment, according to the sheriff.

They say the toddler, that had been in Carr’s care, was very disoriented and showed signs that they may have ingested drugs or a poisonous substance.

Upon further investigation, a physician at Baptist Health Corbin told deputies he believed the toddler had ingested a prescription drug.

Deputies searched Carr and found needles, Suboxone strips, a bottle of pills containing what the believe is clonazepam. They also say they found a label for a missing bottle of gabapentin.

Deputies took Carr to the hospital, then she was lodged in the Whitley Co. Detention Center.

Carr is charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child under 12-years-old, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The toddler is expected to fully recover.

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