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Bergen County Woman Charged After Infant Overdosed on Opioids

North Arlington

Real estate

By: Richard L. Smith 

Law enforcement officials in Bergen County announced the arrest of Ms. Alia Elsafy, 23, of North Arlington, on a charge of child endangerment.

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, on Friday, May 19, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged overdose of a 6-month-old child.

Officials said an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the North Arlington Police Department revealed that Elsafy endangered the welfare of the child by failing to supervise and allowing the child access to a suspected opioid that resulted in the child ingesting it.

As a result of the ongoing investigation, on Thursday, May 25, police arrested Elsafy in Paramus and charged her with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. 

She was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending her first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.