Warren mother of kids who ate drugs sentenced to jail

Carlisa Davis was sentenced to 2 and a half years in jail on child endangerment

Carlisa Davis was sentenced to 30 months in jail on Wednesday on child endangerment charges. Prosecutors say Davis' children overdosed after eating drugs.

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – The mother of two young kids who ate drugs was sentenced to 30 months in jail on Wednesday.

Prosecutors sought a 6-year sentence for Carlisa Davis. She was charged last year with two felony counts of child endangerment after her kids, ages 9 months and 21 months, were taken to the hospital with symptoms of an overdose. 

The children were revived with naloxone, an opioid-reversal drug.

Davis’ attorney called the situation accidental and said Davis was employed and working to provide a better life for her children. Davis was living in her mother’s home on Randolph Street with her two adult brothers, who prosecutors say were packaging and dealing drugs that the kids got into.

Prosecutors said, however, that Carlisa Davis was callous at the hospital and refused to say what the kids ate.

“Even after they ingested heroin, while these children were at the hospital, this defendant refused to answer questions put to her by medical personnel about what could possibly be wrong with these children, which resulted in a delay in medical care,” Prosecutor Diane Barber.

The judge said the situation could have been fatal.

“You are extremely lucky that you’re not facing two charges of involuntary manslaughter,” he said.

Davis’ mother, Lisa, was sentenced to 90 days in jail last month for allowing drug abuse. Carlisa Davis has been in jail for two months since her conviction. She will be on probation once she is released.

Children Services is working to give custody of the children to their great-grandparents.

“It’s just a terrible tragedy. It’s not something that other people aren’t experiencing in this terrible opiate epidemic that’s going on in our community,” said Davis’ attorney, Michael Scala.

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