September 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Redmond 4-year-old, father in stable condition after suspected heroin overdose
The Redmond man and his 4-year-old son, who were hospitalized yesterday following a suspected heroin overdose, remain in stable condition, police said this morning.
Both are sedated and police have not had a chance to talk to them, according to Lt. Charlie Gorman.
Suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia found in their home has been seized as evidence, but Gorman said it may take some time for lab exams to be completed to verify the suspected substance was heroin.
“There have been no arrests and we have no reason to believe that anyone else is involved in this incident,” Gorman said in a news release.
Police and fire personnel responded to the home in the 14100 block of NE 72nd St. just before noon Tuesday after receiving a 911 call from the boy’s mother who had come home to find her 37-year-old husband and son unconscious. Drug paraphernalia was found in the home indicating that both father and son had been injected with suspected heroin, said Gorman.
Gorman said Tuesday the overdose is being investigated as an assault on the boy, but it was far too early to speculate whether the incident could be an attempted murder-suicide.
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