One-year-old treated for heroin overdose

UPDATE // 1-year-old treated for drug overdose is now in state custody


WESTFIELD, Mass. (The Westfield News) – Police were called to Baystate Noble Hospital Friday night where a one-year-old was being treated for a heroin overdose.

A call came in at 8:42 p.m. Friday night for “officer wanted,” according to police logs.

The logs state: “Baystate Noble ER is reporting a one-year-old male child overdose victim of heroin. The patient was brought in by (his) mother.”

The Westfield Detective Bureau responded to the call, reporting to the hospital and to the home address to “secure the scene,” according to police logs.

“It appears to be an accidental opioid overdose,” Westfield Police Captain Mike McCabe said.

When asked whether the mother or any adults would be charged, he said he could provide no further information at this time. Westfield District Court didn’t have any record of arrests related to this incident.

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