Mom, grandma charged in OD of Warren babies, 21 and 9 months old

By Ed Runyan


The mother of the two Warren babies who were revived with an opiate-reversal drug Feb. 2 was arraigned Thursday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court on two child-endangering charges.

Carlissa V. Davis, 18, of Stewart Circle Northwest and Randolph Street Northwest, pleaded not guilty, and Judge Ronald Rice set bond at $50,000.

She was led from the courtroom afterward in handcuffs to be booked at the Trumbull County jail.

She and her mother, Lisa A. Davis, 43, of Randolph Street Northwest, were secretly indicted Wednesday in relation to the overdoses, which occurred at the Randolph address. Both turned themselves in at the courthouse Thursday for their arraignments.

Carlissa’s daughter, 21 months old, and son, 9 months, were revived with naloxone at ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital after Carlissa brought them to the hospital unresponsive.

Authorities believe the children ate an opiate such as heroin at the Randolph address.

The children were transferred from Trumbull Memorial to Akron Children’s Hospital, where each got a second dose of naloxone, police said. Both are in good condition and were released from the hospital a couple of days later and are in the custody of Trumbull County Children Services.

If convicted, Carlissa Davis could get several years in prison. Judge Rice ordered her to have no contact with the children.

Lisa Davis pleaded not guilty to permitting drug abuse. The charge accuses her of permitting her property to be used in the commission of a felony drug-abuse offense. If convicted, she could get up to a year in prison or probation. She was released from the jail Thursday on a personal-recognizance bond, meaning she didn’t have to pay anything.

Police said the children were sluggish and unresponsive after Carlissa Davis brought them to the hospital, but she did not tell medical personnel what was wrong with them.

She was highly upset and told police was she was asleep on a sofa, and when she woke up, she found the children in the kitchen, sluggish and unresponsive. A doctor eventually used naloxone on the older child, and she responded to it, police said.

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