June 24, 2018
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Lewiston man charged after 3-year-old son overdoses

Michael Roy
By Lindsay Tice, Sun Journal

LEWISTON, Maine — Police say a local man was arrested after his 3-year-old son overdosed on the man’s prescription painkiller.

Michael Roy, 28, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and violating conditions of release. He was being held Saturday at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

Police began investigating Friday after the child was taken to Central Maine Medical Center. At the time, police said it appeared the boy had found a pill inside the Elm Street apartment where he lives with his father. Once it became clear that the boy had overdosed, the father sought out his mother — the child’s grandmother — and then they went to the hospital, police said.

Although the child initially appeared to be doing well after treatment Friday night, he was later taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland and was listed in serious condition Saturday night, police said.

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