GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities in southwest Kansas have arrested a 21-year-old woman and are searching for a 20-year-old man after their infant apparently suffered an overdose from being exposed to fentanyl. 

The Finney County Sheriff's Office said Johanna Martinez was booked for two counts of aggravated child endangerment, fentanyl distribution, marijuana distribution, possession of THC and drug paraphernalia. Carlos Rascon is wanted in connection to the case. 

Deputies and EMS responded at around 3 p.m. Tuesday to the 6000 block of East Skyline Drive in Garden City. An infant was reportedly choking, unresponsive and not breathing.  

"Upon Deputies arriving, they found the infant on the floor barely breathing," the sheriff's office said on Facebook. "Deputies immediately noticed drugs and drug paraphernalia in the home, the smell of burnt marijuana, and suspected the infant could be suffering from a drug overdose."

The infant was taken to a local hospital and has since been released. 

During a search of the home, authorities located and seized the following: 

  • Approximately 5,500 counterfeit pills which tested presumptively positive for fentanyl
  • Approximately 59.5 grams of suspected marijuana packaged for distribution
  • THC products
  • Several items of drug paraphernalia
Photo courtesy of Finney County Sheriff's Office