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Akron Police: infant treated for possible opioid overdose; children removed from mother's home

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 07, 2017

Authorities are investigating after a baby was hospitalized Tuesday for a suspected drug overdose.

Akron police said the year-old boy was taken to Akron Children's Hospital Tuesday evening after his mother noticed him "acting strange and walking around losing his balance," according to the release.

Police suspect the baby overdosed on an opioid. Medical staff used Narcan to treat the child.

At last check, the child remained at the hospital for "observation," said police.

The mother's two other children -- daughters, aged five and seven -- were removed from their home and are currently in the care of Summit County Children's Services, police said.

Charges have not been filed because the case remains under investigation.

The news comes two days after a 19-month-old child died from an opiate overdose in Akron.