One-Year-Old Overdoses On Heroin In West Palm Beach; Parents Arrested

Two individuals in Palm Beach County are charged following an overdose in a 1-year-old child in suburban West Palm Beach earlier this year.

It took two doses of Narcan to "revive the child back to life" in July, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reports. 

Charlie Hagan and Joseph Critelli, who have been confirmed as bring the child's parents, now face charges of child neglect.

Charlie Hagan (left), Joseph Critelli (right)

According to a redacted arrest report, Hagan was in the hospital just days before the baby girl overdosed for a nearly-fatal heroin overdose herself. 

Hagan told deputies that she was sleeping when the incident happened in July, and said the baby was with Critelli in another room. Hagan said both of them noticed the baby “acting fussy,” when she woke up to talk to Critelli, and that the two decided the baby was going to be fed and put down for a nap. 

Later, Hagan went to check on the baby and realized she wasn't breathing correctly, the arrest report said. 

She allegedly took the baby outside, and Critelli gave the child CPR until officials arrived, the arrest report said. It appeared as though the baby somehow ingested the narcotic. 

Deputies say it appeared Critelli was under the influence of a narcotic when he spoke with them. He told investigators he’s a pharmacist and is taking medications for a current condition.

The baby was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. 

The child is now in the care of the grandmother.

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