A 15-year-old girl overdosed on heroin inside a Palos Hills home and two people face child endangerment charges.
Nicolette Martinu, 20, and Matthew Lefebvre, 19, are charged with endangering the health and life of a child, Palos Hills police said. Lefebvre also faces a charge of possession of drug equipment.
Police were called at 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 to 11100 S. Helena Dr. to help with an ambulance call for a teen who had overdosed. Officers found syringes, small baggies, a spoon and metal pipes lying out inside Lefebvre's room, police said.
Martinu allegedly told officers she bought heroin after Lefebvre gave her money, police said. She also said Lefebvre took the heroin and a child, who was also in the house, into the bathroom
Lefebvre allegedly admitted to giving the drug to the child, police said.
The teen was hospitalized but didn't die from the overdose at the time of the arrests, said Palos Hills Deputy Chief James Boie.
The accused are scheduled to appear in a Bridgeview courtroom on Dec. 5.
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