Woman Arrested After Toddler Believed To Have Ingested Drugs

Posted at 5:24 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 17:24:56-04

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department said that a toddler is expected to fully recover after physicians say he ingested a prescription drug. 

The incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday after the sheriff’s department received information that a woman was lying unresponsive along Savoy Road. Whitley County E911 said that they received another call believed to be about the same woman and a two-year-old. 

Prior to law enforcement’s arrival, a man was able to bring the woman inside of his home as others took care of the toddler. The sheriff’s office said that 50-year-old Linda Carr of R.D. Rains Road was found to show signs of impairment. The toddler, which had been in her care, was reportedly disoriented and showed signs that suggested he may have ingested drugs or a poisonous substance. 

The toddler was transported to Baptist Health Corbin. A physician told a deputy he believed the toddler ingested a prescription drug. 

Carr was searched. The sheriff’s office said that on her person were needles, suboxone strips, and inside her bra was a bottle of pills believed to be Clonazepam. Also located was a label from a prescription of gabapentin, which was not located. 

After being medically cleared, Carr was lodged in the Whitley Co. Detention Center. Carr is charged with first-degree criminal abuse of a child under 12-years-old, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also served with a warrant for non-payment of fines.