1-year-old boy hospitalized after ingesting opioids

A 1-year-old boy is in the hospital after somehow ingesting opioids.

"I was trying to help somebody. It's not right," said Diamond Williams.

One moment , Diamond Williams of Detroit said she had been watching a young woman's 1-year-old boy, and the next,  she was desperately calling 911.

"The girl had been around here a long time and she's just playing on my intelligence," she said.

Williams said last week, she spotted a woman walking in the cold on Coyle near West Chicago, holding a baby boy.

"No clothes on, the baby had no socks, no shoes on. She had the baby in a blanket. She asked to use my phone," she said.

Williams said she's seen the woman around the neighborhood.

"She's only 20 years old. She's on drugs," she said.

So she offered to help, letting the woman stay there with her baby. The woman brought enough to stay for a few days, but on Monday night, Williams said the young mother went out to get groceries around 8:30 p.m. She said that's when she noticed the infant wasn't breathing, later learning the boy had somehow ingested opioids.

"Something might have fell out of her bag and the baby took something, but nothing in my house," she said.

Williams said she called 911 and tried to give the baby CPR, even following the ambulance to the hospital. Detroit police said they don't exactly know how much or what type of opioids the baby swallowed. The infant is still in the hospital in critical condition.

"How would I know that the CPS had already been looking for her? How would I know that? I didn't find out until I went to the hospital," Williams said.

Police said the baby's family is cooperating with the investigation.

"She needs to be somewhere getting herself together and that baby needs to be with somebody that can take care of him," Williams said.