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Officer finds two women unconscious with children in house

Emergency personnel administered the opiate antidote, Narcan, to revive a woman found overdosed Sunday. (File photo)

CLARIFICATION 2/25/2019, 1:25 P.M.:  Corrected to show the younger of the two women is NOT suspected of a drug overdose, but rather a medical emergency.

Feb. 25, 2019 – Two women were found unconscious Feb. 24, and the only other people in the house were two children, ages 7 and 9.  The 46-year-old woman is suspected to have suffered a drug overdose, while the 21-year-old likely had a medical emergency that was "more seizure related," police say.

Puckett EMS responded to a medical emergency at a residence on East Ridge Road at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday after the 21-year-old woman called 911. Officer Ben Hayne of the Dunlap Police Department drove up and saw the 7-year-old girl in the yard.

She ran outside the house,” Chief Clint Huth said Monday. “The officer stopped to see what was going on. The 7-year-old child tells them her mother and her mother's friend were passed out in the house.”

The officer reported finding the two women in the house. The 46-year-old was unresponsive, but the 21-year-old was in a semi-conscious state. Another child, a 9-year-old girl, was asleep.

The 46-year-old was given Narcan, which did result in her becoming responsive,” Chief Huth said. “The other lady on the floor was somewhat responsive – conscious, but confused.”

Both the women were transported to Erlanger-Sequatchie Emergency Room. A neighbor volunteered to keep the two children until police made contact with other family members. The children are with family members now, Chief Huth said.

We are investigating, and we have made a DCS (Department of Children's Services) referral,” Huth said. “Charges are pending.”