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Mom charged after toddler ingests drugs and she delays help, police say

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KINGSPORT, TN -- Kingsport police say a woman waited for more than an hour and a half to take her one-year-old son to the hospital after he overdosed on Suboxone, a drug typically used to treat opioid addiction.

Emilie Rothert, 20, has been charged with child abuse and neglect. She was arrested by Kingsport Police Monday night.  

Officers were called to a fire station on West Stone Drive, where police say Rothert's son was vomiting and showing signs of an overdose. 

She told police that a cat must have knocked her bottle of pills off a windowsill when she left the room where her child was going to sleep, the Kingsport Times-News reported.

After the mother called 911 she was told to immediately take him to the ER, but she instead waited 90 minutes to take him to a fire station, police told the newspaper.

The little boy was rushed to Holston Valley Medical Center for treatment. The Department of Child Services is also investigating this case. 

 

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