Authorities said a child is recovering from a drug overdose

A baby hospitalized after ingesting fentanyl is recovering as his parents face drugs and child neglect charges.

Law enforcement officials said the victim, a girl less than 2, was in stable condition at an out-of-town hospital.

At the conclusion of their investigation, Ocala police officials arrested the girl’s mother, Allyson Lynn Tompkins. She was charged with child neglect with great bodily harm, possession of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia. Tompkins’ boyfriend and the father of the little girl, Justin Cole Wiley, has charges of possession of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia.

Charges were made against the couple on July 10 and 11.

Tompkins, 21, and Wiley, 22, both of Crystal River, were at the Marion County Jail as of Saturday. The young mother has no bond, while her boyfriend’s bail was set at $6,000.

According to Detective Kyle Kern’s report, officers went to the Ocala Fire Station at 505 NW Martin Luther King Ave. for a medical emergency involving the child.

Officers were told that the couple was at the station because the little girl was unconscious. Police officials were told that the man and woman were at a friend’s northwest Ocala home when the child was not moving. Wiley gave the child chest compressions and she was taken to the fire station.

The child was first taken to Adventhealth Ocala Hospital. The child was given Narcan, a powerful mist given to those suspected of overdosing, and she responded to the treatment, authorities said.

Narcan spray

Officers interviewed the pair separately. The woman said she was at the friend’s home when she noticed her daughter lying on the floor and turning purple. She said she took her daughter to the fire station, then the hospital.

Wiley said he found the child unresponsive and took the child to the fire station.

Officers found drugs in the vehicle that the couple and the child were in during their investigation.

Contact Austin L. Miller at austin.miller@starbanner.com.

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