Pulaski Woman Charged With Abuse, Neglect After Young Child Overdoses

The Pulaski Police Department said a woman has been charged with child neglect after a child was taken to the hospital.

Police said officers responded to a home on 5th Street, NE just before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 31 because a young child had possibly overdosed on the caretaker's medication.

The child was immediately taken to Lewis Gale Hospital in Pulaski for treatment and monitoring.

Thankfully the child is expected to make a full recovery.

Roberta Marie Edwards, 53, of Pulaski was charged and later arrested for felony abuse and neglect of children.

Edwards was transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail and held on a $2500 secured bond.



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