Manchester Mother Sought After 4-Year-Old Suffers Methadone Overdose

Authorities are looking for 25-year-old Allison Richardson of Manchester, New Hampshire; her 4-year-old child was taken to Elliot Hospital after a methadone overdose on July 24

Manchester Police

Police are looking for the mother of a young New Hampshire child who overdosed on methadone this summer.

Elliot Hospital told police on July 24 that a 4-year-old had been brought in with symptoms of an overdose, testing positive for methadone. Narcan was administered to the child.



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The Manchester Police Department said Monday that it had learned the child ingested the drug while in the care of 25-year-old Allison Richardson, the child's mother.

Richardson is wanted on a warrant for endangering the welfare of a child.

The overdose of the 4-year-old occurred just two days before a 1-year-old child overdosed on methadone in Stoughton, Massachusetts. Two Manchester residents — 25-year-old Brianna Lavoie and 34-year-old Derrick Richards Lewis — were arrested last month on charges including endangering the welfare of a child. Police have not indicated any connection.

Anyone with information about Richardson is asked to call 603-624-4040.

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