NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (AP) – A central Pennsylvania man is charged with child endangerment after police say a 9-year-old boy died of an overdose.
Point Township Police said in the arrest affidavit for 58-year-old Victor Hare that the boy’s death on Monday occurred while he was staying in a Northumberland home with Hare that contained oxycontin, oxycodone, marijuana and alcohol.
Police say Hare told them the boy had a drug and alcohol problem. Hare says he performed CPR for about 40 minutes.
Hare’s also charged with illegal possession of a firearm by a felon. He’s in the county jail with bail at $290,000.
Court officials say Hare doesn’t have a lawyer on file.
Montour County Coroner Scott Lynn says there’s no medical reason for the boy’s death. He’s awaiting test results and further investigation.
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