The Denison Police Department said it will turn a report of alleged child endangerment over to the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office for consideration after three children were found in a residence where two adults suffered possible drug-related seizures earlier this week.
A report published by DPD said the incident occurred in 400 block of Mundt Drive on Aug. 27. Police officers and EMS personnel were dispatched to the home after two people were reported as having seizures. Upon their arrival, officers discovered narcotics at the scene and determined that the 27-year-old woman and 29-year-old male suffering symptoms were the parents of three children ages 1, 8 and 9.
“They started having seizures and we believe it was in conjunction with them supposedly ingesting the narcotics found at the scene,” Lt. Mike Eppler said.
Eppler said he did not know what narcotics specifically were found in the home, but said both adults received treatment at the scene and were not hospitalized or arrested. Officers were able to locate a “responsible adult” at the residence and placed the three children in the individual’s custody. It was unclear whether the parents were allowed to have contact with their children following the incident, but Eppler said Child Protective Services was notified and he believed the agency was likely involved in the matter.
“Anybody that has any type of addiction, they really need to seek help and seek it immediately,” Eppler said. “It doesn’t just affect them. It affects their family and their community too.”
The District Attorney’s Office is expected to review the report and determine whether to issue warrants for the parents on possible charges of child abandonment or endangerment.