Jessica Harvey arrested after neighbor finds her children eating pills

PHOENIX - A Phoenix mother was arrested after her two children got hold of a variety of pills and a neighbor found them eating the medicine.

According to court documents, police said a neighbor saw the two young children on the patio by themselves at an apartment complex near Peoria and 15th avenues on Tuesday night.

The neighbor told police both children were eating pills from six different pill bottles that were inside a white box.

The neighbor stopped the children from eating the pills and went to check on their mother, Jessica Harvey.

Harvey, 33, was found lying halfway in the bathroom and halfway in the hallway and unresponsive.

The neighbor took the children to her home and called for help.

When paramedics arrived they treated Harvey for several minutes before she "came to."

Police reported that in every room of the apartment was a "large amount of garbage, old food and bugs."

The children were taken to the hospital where one of them was found to have a life-threatening dose of aspirin in his system and his stomach had to be pumped.

Police said the box of pills the kids were grabbing from contained aspirin, Benadryl, amoxicillin, naproxen and Elmiron.

Harvey was taken to the Sunnyslope police substation where she reportedly said that she had been drinking all day and was not sure what other items she had ingested throughout the day.

Harvey faces two counts of child abuse and two counts of endangerment.

The children were to have been placed in the custody of Child Protective Services once they were released from the hospital.

There has been no update on their conditions.

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