Police: Niles woman revived, overdoses 2 days later in Warren

Police said Frantz had to be revived with 7 shots of Narcan, 2 days after she overdosed in a Niles parking lot

Sonya Frantz was charged with child endangering and possession of a controlled substance after police said she overdosed in the parking lot of the Niles Dollar General store.
Sonya Frantz (photo from an unrelated 2011 arrest)

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police said a Niles woman who was revived after overdosing in a Dollar General parking lot Thursday overdosed two days later at the Riverview Motel in Warren.

Sonya Frantz, 31, and Jon Baritell, 44, were charged with possession of a controlled substance and child endangering after police found them passed out in the parking lot of the Dollar General in Niles. A child in their care reported that they had passed out to an employee at the store.

Jon Baritell
Jon Baritell

Multiple doses of Narcan, an opioid-reversal drug, were given until Frantz and Baritell recovered, according to a police report. Police said Baritell admitted that the two had used heroin.

The child was taken into emergency custody by Children Services.

Two days later, police were called to the Riverview Motel in Warren to revive Frantz, who police said was lying in the shower, turning blue and barely breathing. Seven doses of Narcan were administered before Frantz regained consciousness, and she was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Baritell, who was also at the motel, was taken to Trumbull County Jail on a warrant for failing to pay fines for a prior seat belt violation.

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