Father indicted in child's methadone overdose

TOLEDO (WTVG) - The father of a toddler treated for a methadone overdose was indicted by a Lucas County Grand Jury on two charges.

Marques Floyd is charged with endangering children, a third degree felony, and obstructing official business, a fifth degree felony, related to the January incident in Toledo.

Officials began investigating when the 2-year-old boy was taken to Toledo Hospital on January 26 after ingesting an unknown amount of methadone at a home in the 1900 block of Chase St.

According to reports, the child climbed on a toilet and took a bottle of methadone out of a cabinet. The child then consumed some amount of methadone and brought the bottle to Floyd.

Floyd informed police it took him approximately one hour to take the child to Toledo Hospital, where he arrived unresponsive. Detectives later found it took Floyd approximately six hours to seek medical help for the child.

Hospital staff said it took three doses of Narcan to wake up the child.

The child's mother, who was at work at the time of the incident, told police she received a text message from Floyd, who said the child had gotten into some medicine on the counter. He did not tell her what specific medicine the child had taken.

The child's mother, Amber Hartford, told the child's father to take the boy to the hospital immediately. She said Floyd continued to send text messages, saying the child was OK and that hospital staff had pumped the child's stomach and made him throw up the medicine.

Hartford told police Floyd has the child every other weekend, and this was his weekend to have the child.