Arrest made; Port Arthur Police suspect 1-year-old suffers cardiac arrest after drug exposure

Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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Port Arthur Police believe a 1-year-old baby suffered a cardiac arrest this week following exposure to possible controlled substances.

Ava Chambers, 30, was arrested and charged with injury to a child as a result of the incident.

Police said an emergency call was received Sunday regarding a 1-year old at Exceptional Emergency Center in Port Arthur.

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The baby was suspected of having been exposed to what is believed to be an illegal substance. The baby was found holding a small, clear bag and having a white substance around the nose, which resulted in cardiac arrest.

The baby was taken to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Chambers was released Monday after posting a $15,000 bond.