Lewiston man charged after 3-year-old son overdoses

LEWISTON — Police say a local man was arrested after his 3-year-old son overdosed on the man's prescription painkiller.

Michael Roy

Michael Roy, 28, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and violating conditions of release. He was being held Saturday at the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

Police began investigating  Friday after the child was taken to Central Maine Medical Center. At the time, police said it appeared the boy had found a pill inside the Elm Street apartment where he lives with his father. Once it became clear that the boy had overdosed, the father sought out his mother — the child's grandmother — and then they went to the hospital, police said.

Although the child initially appeared to be doing well after treatment Friday night, he was later taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland and was listed in serious condition Saturday night, police said.

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Mike Lachance's picture

This seems to be a classic

This seems to be a classic case of overstepping the bounds... the article indicates nothing that would point to child endangerment. How about a little explanation. At this point my sympathies are with the child AND the dad.


mikey i am praying for you and your little boy ... hugs my sweet stuff i have known u all these years and i know u love your son.. it will be ok.. i will pray for you ....<3

Jeff Laflam's picture

As someone who know's M.R. I

As someone who know's M.R. I just want to say that this is not what the media and Police are making it to sound like. He's a very Caring, Dedicated and Loving father. I don't personally know all the details here but what I do know is that Mike would NEVER put his son in jeopardy's way, Not for nothing , Not for No ONe !! My prayers are with you and your son Mikey !!


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