Montpelier couple arrested for child cruelty following drug overdose

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MONTPELIER –– A local couple was arrested on charges of child cruelty after a reported double drug overdose at a motel on Northfield Street on August 23, police said.

According to an announcement from the Montpelier Police Department, officers and the Montpelier Ambulance Service responded to the scene at 7:31 p.m.

The officers and medical personnel administered Narcan, a drug used to reverse the effects of narcotics, to the couple who were found incapacitated in the motel room.

The couple, both 38, were identified as domestic partners with an infant in their care at the time of the incident.

The Vermont Department for Children and Families was notified and the child was placed in the care of an adult family member.

The Montpelier Police Department has not released the names of the suspects at this time.

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