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Man found passed out in Canton parking lot while baby was left in a hot car pleads not guilty

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 12:25:57-04

The man who was arrested and charged with child endangering after he overdosed and left his baby in a hot car pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Friday.

Cody Powell, 29, of Sebring, was given pretrial house arrest with supervision and ordered to undergo treatment, according to the Canton Municipal Court.

Last Friday, officers found Powell lying on the ground on his back in the parking lot of a hardware store on Whipple Avenue. He appeared to be pale, was turning blue and was not breathing, according to the deputy's report. A woman, Michelle Hall, was lying on top of him by his legs.

The deputy on scene said as he began to administer Narcan to Hall, she woke up and moved off of Powell. The deputy proceeded to deliver two doses of Narcan to Powell before he began to show color and breathe again, the report said.

When authorities went to check the suspects' car for drugs and drug paraphernalia, they found a used syringe in the center console, according to the report.

Deputies followed up with them in the hospital and said Hall denied taking illegal drugs. She told authorities she was on two different types of prescriptions and the last thing she remembered was falling asleep outside of the car, according to the report.