Woman sentenced to 90 days after grandchildren ingested heroin

WARREN — The grandmother of two small children who earlier this year ingested heroin was sentenced to 90 days in jail after being convicted of a felony charge of allowing drug abuse.

Lisa Davis, 44, 356 North St. Apt. 2, Warren, appeared Wednesday before Trumbull County Common Pleas Judge W. Wyatt McKay, who also imposed a five-year probation term on the defendant.

Davis pleaded guilty Oct. 27 to the fifth-degree felony in which she could have been given a maximum of one year in prison.

The charges stem from a Feb. 2 incident when Davis, her daughter Carlisa and the two children — 21-month-old Danae Davis and 9-month-old Cayden Perry — lived at a Randolph Street home where the children ingested the drug while their mother was sleeping. The two were later revived with the narcotic antidote Naloxone by Trumbull Memorial Hospital emergency room staff.

On Nov. 3, Carlisa Davis, 19, was found guilty of two counts of child endangering by a jury after a weeklong trial in McKay’s court. She awaits sentencing after the Adult Probation Department completes a background report. Carlisa Davis could face a maximum of six years in prison.

According to Lisa Davis’s attorney David Engler, his client’s mother — the childrens’ great-grandmother — was granted custody of the two children by the county Children Services Bureau, which had earlier put the children into foster care.

“This was a tragic situation, and I am sure the judge had a difficult decision,”Engler said in noting that Lisa Davis was the primary care giver of the children while her daughter was a minor.

According to testimony at Carlisa Davis’ trial, Lisa Davis, who allowed her two sons to live with her, was not home at the time the children had ingested the drug. Lisa Davis had testified at her daughter’s trial that she had been trying to move Carlisa and the young children out of the Randolph Street home because of the drug activity that was going on there.

gvogrin@tribtoday.com

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