16-month-old revived with Narcan; mother facing charges

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 11:15 AM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A mother is in jail Wednesday after EMS crews revived her 16-month-old Tuesday with the help of Narcan.

According to the criminal complaint, Cabell County EMS were called to the home along Francis Street in Huntington around 7:15 p.m. after a report of a child not breathing.

EMS were able to revive the child by administering the drug Narcan, a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.

A urine test was conducted on the child while receiving treatment at the hospital.

According to officials, the test showed a positive result for fentanyl.

The baby’s mother, Alexis Perry, 29, of Huntington told officials she was the parent in custody of the child at the time of the incident.

Officials say Perry had no explanation as to how the child was able to come into contact with or ingest fentanyl.

The child is currently in critical condition, officials report.

Perry has been charged with child neglect resulting in injury.

Neighbors say they’re shaken up by the incident since it happened so close to home.

“Scares me for my own family and for the other residents on this street,” Jacob Workman said.

Workman says he’s praying the baby recovers.

“It just breaks my heart. Words can’t explain it,” Workman said.

This is a developing story.

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