Police: 2 arrested after child with autism overdoses on meth

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man and woman were arrested on felony charges of child neglect after a boy was hospitalized after ingesting methamphetamine, according to an arrest report from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

Duval County jail records show Stephanie Williams, 31, and John Green, 36, were both admitted Friday and held on $225,000 bonds. They were also charged with possession of methamphetamine.

It’s unclear how old the child is, but the report states that the child was non-verbal and diagnosed with autism. The report states the child was given Narcan and that the boy tested positive for meth.

According to the report, the incident occurred at a mobile home in the San Pablo area. Frank Huseman, a neighbor, said he saw police in the neighborhood a week ago.

“They came up and there were several police cars and an ambulance,” Huseman said.

The Sheriff’s Office stated in the report that Green also tested positive for meth. The report notes that investigators found meth and drug paraphernalia when checking the home.

The Department of Children and Families is involved with the case. A statement from the mobile home park reads in part: “We hope for a full recovery for the child. The safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.”

Both Williams and Green had next scheduled court dates for April 26.

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