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Paramedics revive infant who overdosed while left unattended

Palm Beach County mother faces child abuse charge

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GREENACRES, Fla. – A 10-month-old girl had to be revived by South Florida paramedics after she overdosed on a drug she found on a bed, authorities said.

The infant girl found the drug Friday among medications while she was left unattended in a bedroom in a home where her mother and the mother’s boyfriend were also present, according to an arrest affidavit from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Paramedics revived the girl with a dose of Narcan, which is used for reversing opioid overdoses.

The mother, Melissa Katz, and her boyfriend, Kaeden Walton, were arrested. Each faces a charge of child abuse.

Ingrid Abello, a lawyer from public defender’s office representing Walton, didn’t respond to an email inquiry Monday night. Online court records showed no attorney listed for Katz.