On Monday October 25, 2021 at 2:36pm, Jefferson County dispatchers received a 911 call from a woman screaming that a 1-year-old child had overdosed. Deputies were dispatched to the 6400 block of Avenue D in Fairfield. Deputies arrived at that location and found a small child laying on the floor unresponsive. Witnesses on the scene informed the deputies that the child had ingested some illegal drugs, possibly fentanyl and that she had been unresponsive for about 30 minutes. Deputies began to try to resuscitate the child by using narcan. After receiving the narcan the child began to breathe slowly. The child was transported by ambulance to Children’s hospital where she is reported to be in stable condition.
During the investigation, the child’s mother 31 year old, Jeanette Lashay Bell admitted that the child had accessed some of her drug paraphernalia and ingested it by putting it in her mouth. The Department of Human Resources was contacted to check the welfare of other children in the home. Jeanette Bell was charged with Chemical Endangerment of a Child and held on a $15,000.00 bond.
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