Friday, March 15, 2013

Ten-year-old son calls 911 after custodial dad, grandmother overdose on heroin (New Brightton, Pennsylvania)

A lot is passed over in silence in this article. Like, what happened to this boy's mother? Is she alive, dead, "missing," what? Why is this boy in the custody of a drug-addicted, neglectful father? Did somebody in the court system grant him custody? If so, who? Why is this boy now with CPS and not with the mother?

Dad is identified as CHAD STEVEN KISER.

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/topsociety/ten-year-old-calls-911-after-dad-and-grandma-overdose-heroin

Ten-Year-Old Calls 911 After Dad and Grandma Overdose on Heroin

By Ashley Davis, Thu, March 14, 2013

A ten-year-old boy whose father and grandmother overdosed on heroin saved their lives by calling 911.

The child called police in New Brighton, Penn. after his father and grandmother collapsed from heroin.

Authorities arrived at the home to find Chad Steven Kiser, 34, unresponsive in the bathroom, and Ginger Ray Foust, 52, also unresponsive.

The boy first called to tell authorities that his father had collapsed, but he called back minutes later after his grandmother collapsed as well. She was trying to help Kiser.

Police said the mother and son were revived by medical personnel and are being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

The child said the pair were trying to help each other overcome their drug addiction. He said they had tried to go to rehab before.

Authorities said there was no food in the apartment but found a pipe, scale, mirror and a silver tube for inhaling controlled substances.

He is now in county welfare custody.

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