Lady charged after child overdoses on heroin in Allegheny County residence

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Woman charged after baby overdoses on heroin in Allegheny County home

An Allegheny County woman is facing charges after a baby in her care overdosed on heroin.The incident happened Tuesday at a home on Marion Street in East Deer Township.According to a criminal complaint, police and paramedics responded to a call about an unresponsive child.Inside the home, paramedics gave the 9-month-old girl Narcan and took her to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for treatment.It’s suspected the child ingested heroin.Police said Sara Tate, 32, was supposed to be supervising the baby and also had an outstanding bench warrant. Police said she was napping at the time the baby ingested heroin.According to a criminal complaint, Tate told police she had used heroin and, when she was told the 9-month-old was responsive, she flushed a stamp bag down the toilet in an alleged attempt to dispose of evidence.The child was last reported to be stable at the hospital.Police said there were several other children, all 12 and under, who were also in the house.Tate is facing a long list of charges and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing next week.

An Allegheny County woman is facing charges after a baby in her care overdosed on heroin.

The incident happened Tuesday at a home on Marion Street in East Deer Township.

According to a criminal complaint, police and paramedics responded to a call about an unresponsive child.

Inside the home, paramedics gave the 9-month-old girl Narcan and took her to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh for treatment.

It’s suspected the child ingested heroin.

Police said Sara Tate, 32, was supposed to be supervising the baby and also had an outstanding bench warrant.

Police said she was napping at the time the baby ingested heroin.

According to a criminal complaint, Tate told police she had used heroin and, when she was told the 9-month-old was responsive, she flushed a stamp bag down the toilet in an alleged attempt to dispose of evidence.

The child was last reported to be stable at the hospital.

Police said there were several other children, all 12 and under, who were also in the house.

Tate is facing a long list of charges and is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing next week.

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