Wildwood Cops: Mother of Three Found Overdosing, Now Facing Charges
Cops in Wildwood say they found a mother of three young children overdosing earlier this week; she is now facing a list of charges and the state has taken temporary custody of the kids.
Officers with the Wildwood Police Department were contacted by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency on Tuesday and they were asked to check on the wellbeing of several small children at a home on the 200 East Block of Glenwood Avenue in the city.
Police say when they arrived at the home, they found 28-year-old Lisa Jane Griner, the mother of a one, seven, and eight-year-old, experiencing the effects of a drug overdose. Griner was unconscious and unresponsive, according to a press release. Officers administered a dose of Naloxone which allowed Griner to recover. Additional medical help was provided by Wildwood Fire/Rescue at the scene.
Officials have charged Griner with three counts of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Narcotics Paraphernalia, and Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe. She was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Center in accordance with state guidelines. The Division of Child Protection & Permanency assumed temporary custody of the three small children and they will conduct their own investigation.
The Wildwood Police Department reminds those with substance abuse problems that help is available. For information on resources and treatment, contact Hope One of Cape May County at (609) 522-4375 or Cape Assist at (609) 522-5960.