Father OD’s in truck, 3-year-old son near uncapped heroin syringe

Heroin epidemic in the Miami Valley (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The mother and father of a three-year-old boy face charges Thursday.

It happened around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of Karwin Avenue in Dayton.

When police arrived at the scene, they found the three-year-old boy sitting in the drivers seat of a Ford F-150 and his father laying in the back of the truck. The boy’s mother, identified as 32-year-old Misty Balcom, was attempting to give the man CPR when police arrived.

The man, identified as 37-year-old Randy Balcom, was laying on his back and not moving, according to a Dayton police report.

In the car, next to the child in the driver’s seat, police found an uncapped syringe.

When medics arrived, it took three doses of Naloxone — or Narcan — to revive Randy. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Misty told police that she knew Randy was driving them to Dayton from Greenville to purchase heroin. She said she one had an issue with the opoid, but had stopped. She told police that she knew Randy had a problem with the drug and was trying to get him to quit, according to the police report.

She said Randy went into the residence, came back to the truck and injected the heroin outside of the car — away from their son. She said she later opened the door to the truck and Randy fell into the car, face first. That’s when she attempted to give him CPR, according to the police report.

At the hospital, Randy told police that he had no recollection of the incident. Medics found one gel cap of heroin on Randy’s possession.

He is charged with endangering children, possession of drugs, possessing a drug abuse instrument. Misty Balcom, is charged with endangering children.

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