5-year-old Ohio boy helped save parents who were overdosing

'Hero' 5-Year-Old Boy Saves Ohio Parents After They Overdose on Heroin: Police

Ohio 5-year-old walked to save parents who were overdosing

A five-year-old boy is credited with saving three lives after his parents overdosed on heroin and left a newborn child strapped in a vehicle seat.

The Middletown Division of Police took to Facebook on Thursday afternoon to detail the "very disturbing call" they received.

The boy walked two blocks to his step-grandfather's house, knocked on the door and said his parents were dead.

The boy burst into his grandfather's house saying, "Mom and dad's dead, mom and dad's dead!" his grandfather Kenny Currey told CNN affiliate WCPO.

Officers found a white residue on a chair, which was collected and sent for analysis, according to the report.

It was still dark outside and he wasn't wearing any shoes, police said.

With his parents laying on the floor unconscious and his 3-month-old sister strapped in a auto seat in the house, the 5-year-old walked barefoot two blocks to his step-grandfather's house.

Both parents were revived by paramedics. She was later revived and was taken to jail, the report said.

Johnson was given Narcan, woke up soon afterward and admitted that he had used heroin, the station reported. After she became conscious, she was transported to the Middletown City Jail.

The boy was taken to the police department and Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw declared him a hero. "How can something so awesome be so sad all at the same time?" He was awarded a badge for his bravery.

Johnson and Marshall were both charged with two counts of endangering children and disorderly conduct.

"We are sick and exhausted of some people not caring about their kids enough to allow this to happen", cops said.

Both appeared in front of Middletown Municipal Court Judge Robert Messham for arraignment, and both were ordered held on $50,000 cash bond.

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