Parents arrested after using heroin

Child removed from home after mother overdoses, revived with Narcan

Two parents were arrested after police said a Greenwood mother overdosed on heroin and had to be revived by medics while her daughter was sitting nearby in a highchair.

Hanna Richards, 19, of Greenwood, and Brandon Deblaso, 20, of Lafayette, were arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

The Indiana Department of Child Services had the grandmother come to begin caring for the child, the report said.

Deblaso called 911 about 8 p.m. and told police that Richards was unconscious but breathing at her apartment at Polo Run Apartments off of Fry Road. When police arrived at the apartment, they gave Richards a dose of Narcan, a drug used to treat narcotic overdoses, a Greenwood Police Department report said.

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Police had to drive around the apartment complex for five to 10 minutes to find the couple, after Deblaso gave dispatchers vague information about where they were located, the report said. An officer finally found him outside, and the child and the child’s mother were inside, the report said.

When Richards regained consciousness, she told police that both she and Deblaso had used heroin.

Their young daughter was sitting in a highchair nearby, the report said.

A straw with a white powdery substance, which Richards told police they had used to ingest heroin, was found in a kitchen garbage can, the report said.

Richards was taken to Community Hospital South for treatment, then released and arrested, the report said.

Richards, 1091 Coventry Ct., Apt. 1128, and Deblaso, 3784 Enclave Crossing, were arrested and taken to Johnson County jail. Both were held on $3,200 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.