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9-year-old calls 911 after babysitter, girlfriend overdose


An Ohio child called 911 after her babysitter and the sitter’s girlfriend overdosed on drugs Sunday afternoon, according to a Dayton Police incident report.

The 9-year-old girl reported she was in an apartment with her two younger siblings, and 

her mother was on her way home, but it would take about an hour for her to reach them. 

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Officers and emergency crews were dispatched to the scene.

“We were greeted at the door by two small children with tears running down their faces,” wrote the reporting police officer in the incident report. 

Police and medics located two unresponsive women when they arrived. One was halfway in the living room near the children. The other was in an area near the kitchen and bathroom. 

The women were identified as Leslie Harbarger, 45, and Angela Benda, 47. Both overdose victims were revived with Narcan.

Benda and Harbarger were transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. 

“It should be noted that fire crews used every dose of Narcan they were carrying and I had to give two doses of my issued Narcan,” the reporting officer wrote. 

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According to police, Benda reported she ingested one heroin cap. Harbarger denied taking heroin, but said was known to abuse her prescription medication. 

Montgomery County Children Services was notified about the incident. 

A summons was issued for the two women in lieu of an arrest.


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