Grandmother arrested in Harlan County after 2-year-old eats suboxone pill

A woman from Ages in Harlan County has been arrested because police say her 2-year-old granddaughter ate a suboxone pill she found in the woman's change purse.

The investigation began after the child was taken to Harlan ARH Hospital on Nov. 10 after she had eaten the pill while in her grandmother's care, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

The grandmother, Christy Worthington, 38, admitted to police that she had bought the suboxone illegally. Suboxone is a drug used to treat addictions but is also sometimes abused.

Worthington was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree controlled substance not in proper container She was taken to the Harlan County Detention Center.