Two Bronx tots had to be given Narcan this week after ingesting drugs in separate incidents that led to each of their parents being arrested, police said.
In the first case, a 2-year-old girl “showed signs of an opiate overdose” after swallowing “an unknown substance” inside an apartment on East 181st Street near Arthur Avenue in Belmont around 1:40 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
Her mother, Cassidy Reid, 37, rushed the girl to the pediatric emergency room at St. Barnabas Hospital, where she was administered Narcan — the leading version of the overdose-reversing drug naloxone — and stabilized, according to cops and court documents.
An officer who responded to the apartment found “residue of a white powdery substance” believed to be cocaine on the dining room table, the criminal complaint against Reid states. About 30 pills were found in a bottle without a name or prescription — believed to be amphetamine, lorazepam and methylphenidate, according to the court doc.
Reid told police she was napping when her friend, who was at the apartment, suddenly woke her “and said the baby wasn’t breathing,” the complaint alleges.
“I don’t know where the cocaine came from. I didn’t see it there. No one would bring cocaine into the house. I used to do cocaine, but that was when I was 19,” she said, according to the filing.
Reid was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a controlled substance. A Bronx judge released her on her own recognizance at her arraignment, court records show.
In an unrelated case around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, police found an 18-month-old girl unconscious after she ingested drugs in an apartment on Honeywell Avenue near East 179th Street in West Farms, cops said.
The toddler was given Narcan and taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she too was stabilized, police said.
Her dad, Karon Powell, 35, and mom, Malquisha Durant, 28, were arrested and each charged with reckless endangerment, acting in a manner injurious to a child and criminal possession of a controlled substance, cops said. Their arraignments were pending Wednesday afternoon.
A ziploc bag with cocaine residue was found in the bedroom near the TV and cable box, police said.
A building super who did not give his name said Tuesday he saw four ambulances and four NYPD cruisers at the scene. The toddler was taken into an ambulance on a stretcher.
“They were giving the baby oxygen. They had the oxygen mask on her and they were squeezing the thing, pumping, pumping,” the super said, making a fist and the motion of squeezing something like a ball. “They weren’t pressing on her chest.”
Tilting his body backwards and stretching out both arms, he said, “They had her on the stretcher laying like this … As far as I could see, her eyes were closed but she wasn’t moving.”
“The parents were screaming, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God,’” the super recalled.
The couple had just moved into the building — where they live with three children — a month or two ago, the super said.
“They look like nice people. From day one they were being good,” said the super. “The man was telling his wife, ‘Calm down! Let’s go! Let’s go to the hospital.’
“I told [the parents] to have faith in God and everything is gonna be okay,” he added.
The disturbing incidents come just days after 3-month-old Genevieve Comager’s lifeless body was found in a wooded area near Yankee Stadium Sunday night, cops said.
Her dad, Damion Comager, 23, originally from Louisiana — who allegedly admitted that he shook and slapped the baby when she wouldn’t stop crying two weeks earlier — was charged Monday with murder, manslaughter and concealment of a human corpse, cops and sources said.
Comager’s girlfriend, Ivana Paolozzi, 20, originally from Switzerland, was also charged with concealment of a human corpse and obstructing governmental administration, cops said.
Their arraignments were pending Wednesday.
In a separate case on Friday, 6-year-old Jalayah Eason was found unconscious and covered in bruises inside the family’s squalid Bronx apartment, cops said.
Neighbors reported hearing the girl, who later died, beg for her life during a 4 a.m. beating.
Her mother, Lynija Eason, was questioned in the fatal beating but not charged, law enforcement sources said. She was, however, hit with a pair of child endangerment charges for allegedly abusing her two other kids, Jezheir Eason-Branch, 8, and Jelyenn Eason-Harris, 3.
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