Toledo couple charged after police officer is exposed to Fentanyl

Published: Jul. 26, 2018 at 9:09 AM EDT
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A Toledo couple are facing charges after police say they allowed a known drug user into their home with their five children inside.

Michael Lewandowski, 32, and Lindsay Lewandowski, 32, went before a Toledo Municipal Court judge Thursday, and both entered pleas of not guilty to charges of permitting drug abuse and child endangering.

Court documents show that the pair allowed a known heroin addict to stay in their home on the 600-block of Rolland, along with their five children. A family friend tells 13abc the children range in ages from 4 to 13. According to court records, all five children had to be decontaminated.

The person, who has not been identified in court records, allegedly brought Fentanyl into the home, causing two people to overdose and a Toledo Police officer to be exposed.

Toledo police identified the officer as Lisa Fauver. She gave herself Narcan and was transported to the hospital where she was reportedly in stable condition.

Chief George Kral says that a total of four officers were decontaminated, as well as some of their vehicles after the incident.

According to a court representative, the five children have been removed from the home and are staying with a family member.

Lucas County Children Services released the following statement:

"This situation is reflective of the ongoing tragedy of the opiate epidemic, and its impact on the safety of children.

We are fortunate that in this instance, there are appropriate and willing family members able to step in and accept placement of these children. The bottom line is that children continue to be innocent victims in this epidemic, and Lucas County Children Services continues to lead the community in protecting them from the harm that these drugs can bring."

Michael and Linsday Lewandowski are currently being held at the Lucas County Jail on $5,000 bond.