44-year-old Lisa Davis was sentenced to 90 days in jail after her 21 month old and 9 month old grandchildren ate heroin while in her home.
The two children and their teenage mother, 18-year-old Carlisa Vivian Davis, were living in Davis’ home in February when they had to be revived with a heroin antidote at a hospital emergency room.
Police Captain Robert Massucci of the Warren Police said that when the children were brought into Trumbull Memorial Hospital on February 2nd that they looked dazed and were breathing erratically. They were accompanied by their “hysterical” mother, Carlisa Davis.
According to the Tribune Chronicle, the toddlers were kept in Akron Children’s Hospital for a 48-hour observation period after being revived from a lethargic “semi-coma” with Narran, which is used to reverse the effects of overdoses on opioid-based drugs.
Last month, a jury last month convicted the very pregnant 19-year-old mother, of two counts of child endangerment. Prosecutors said that Carlisa Davis was neglectful of the children as she was aware of the drug activity that was taking place in the home. The attorney stated that investigators had even found drug baggies in the toilet of the home while processing the scene.
She awaits sentencing pending a background report being completed by the Adult Probation. Carlisa Davis could face a maximum of six years in prison.
According to testimony at Carlisa Davis’ trial, Lisa Davis, who also allowed her two sons to live with her, was not home at the time the children had ingested heroin. Lisa Davis had testified at her daughter’s trial that she had been working on getting her daughter and young children moved out of her home because of the drug activity that was going on there by others.
Warren officers interviewed other family members saying they got a “pretty clear” picture of what happened to the children. Massucci and detective, Nick Carney, told reporters that there hasn’t been a case like this, calling the incident “uncharted waters.”
Lisa Davis’ attorney, David Engler, called it a “tragic situation” during the sentencing hearing. He also said that Lisa Davis’ mother, the toddlers great-grandmother, now has custody of the children.
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