11-year-old girl calls Elyria police after grandmother overdoses on heroin, police say

11-year-old girl calls Elyria police after grandmother overdoses on heroin, police say
Angela Burgess (Source: Elyria police)

ELYRIA, Ohio (WOIO) - An Elyria woman is facing a charge for endangering children after allegedly overdosing in front of her granddaughter.

Officers responded to a home on Bell Avenue just after 9 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the Elyria police report, an 11-year-old girl called 911 to report that she discovered her grandmother Angela Burgess “face first on the coffee table,” and was barely breathing.

When police arrived, the 48-year-old Burgess was in the home lying on her back in the living room.

Paramedics gave her Narcan before she eventually responded.

Burgess told officials that she snorted heroin through her nose. Prescription narcotics were also found at the home and taken by police as evidence.

Elyria police met Burgess at the University Hospital and formally charged her with endangering children.

Court records show that Burgess appeared in court Monday morning and was released after posting $1,000 bond.

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