• Indiana woman accused of giving infant overdose of narcotic

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    MADSION COUNTY, Ind. -

    An Indiana woman is accused of giving her month-old baby an overdose of a  narcotic, WXIN reported.

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    Janelle Norman, 24, is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in serious injury, the television station reported.

    The incident took place in Madison County in August, but charges were filed this week.

    “This child’s very fortunate to be alive,” Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings told WXIN.

    According to court documents, police were called to the hospital, as the baby had overdosed on suboxone, the television station reported. Two doses of Narcan were administered and the baby survived.

    According to court documents, Norman told police she found a partially dissolved orange pill in the child’s mouth, removed it and took her to the hospital emergency room, all within a span of about 25 minutes. Norman denied having suboxone or orange-colored pills in the apartment, WXIN reported.

    Two other people contradicted Norman’s version, according to court documents.

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