Mother of Child Who Overdosed Arrested in Ashland

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, officers with the Ashland Police Department responded to King’s Daughters Medical Center Emergency Room to assist Child Protective Services in the investigation of a 14 month old child who was being treated for an opioid overdose. Narcan was administered and the child’s condition became stable. The mother, identified as 23-year-old Jocelyn Smith of Ashland, was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment. She was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center. The investigation is ongoing.

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