Grand jury indicts mom, grandma of overdosed Warren babies

The Warren mom is charged with child endangerment

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Carlisa Davis posted bond and left jail on Feb. 18, 2016, after being charged with two counts of child endangerment

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A grand jury indicted a woman in connection with the overdoses of her two children earlier in February.

Carlisa Davis, 18, was arraigned on two felony counts of child endangerment, and her mother, Lisa Davis, 43, charged with one count of permitting drug abuse. Carlisa is the mother of two children who were lethargic when they arrived at Trumbull Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Both children responded to noloxone, an opiate overdose reversal drug, and received a second dose upon their arrival at Akron Children’s Hospital later that same day.

Carlisa Davis posted bond and left the Trumbull County Jail Thursday afternoon. WKBN was the only crew there for her release. Lisa Davis is out on a pre-trial release. Both are set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 24.

At the time of the overdoses, police believed that the kids had opiates in their system but were waiting for toxicology reports to be sure.

“Exposure of children to such dangerous substances is very serious and egregious,” said Trumbull County Children Services Executive Director Tim Schaffner.

The children remain in the agency’s care. Schaffner said both are healthy and doing well in one of their foster homes.


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