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UPDATE: Redmond father and 4-year-old son who overdosed remain in stable, sedated condition

Police tape is strung in front of the house on the 14100 block of Northeast 72nd Street in Redmond where a 37-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were found and taken to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon for a suspected drug overdose. - Andy Nystrom/ Reporter
Police tape is strung in front of the house on the 14100 block of Northeast 72nd Street in Redmond where a 37-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were found and taken to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon for a suspected drug overdose.
— image credit: Andy Nystrom/ Reporter

A 37-year-old Redmond man and his 4-year-old son were taken to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon for a suspected drug overdose.

Redmond police and fire personnel responded to the 14100 block of NE 72nd St. at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a 911 call from the 4-year-old's mother who had come home to find her husband and son breathing but unconscious. Drug paraphernalia was located at the scene indicating that both father and son had been injected with suspected heroin.

Redmond Police Department (RPD) spokesperson Lt. Charlie Gorman said the suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia found at the scene have been collected as evidence.

"It may take some time for lab exams to be completed to determine what these suspected substances are," he said.

On Wednesday afternoon, Gorman said the man and boy remain in stable and sedated condition and police have not been able to speak with either of them.

"This is an ongoing criminal investigation," he said. "There have been no arrests and we have no reason to believe that anyone else is involved in this incident."

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