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Weatherford mom held after young girls treated for overdoses

WEATHERFORD — A 27-year-old Weatherford woman faces two counts of child endangerment after authorities determined that her daughters, ages 5 and 2, may have ingested prescription medication while unsupervised in their dirty, unkempt home.

Jennifer Marie Chron was in the Parker County Jail after her arrest on Thursday. Bond was set at $70,000.

The investigation began April 27, when deputies visited her home in the 1700 block of Old Mineral Wells Highway. They had been alerted by a concerned citizen who said Chron was "out of it" when she visited his residence. The deputies said Chron was disoriented and kept falling down during their visit, according to a news release from the Parker County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies saw an open bottle of prescription medication with 22 pills missing. The 2-year-old was naked and dirty, the release says.

A witness described seeing trash all over the home, an open package of raw meat in the sink, beer bottles everywhere and groceries that had been sitting out for at least nine hours.

Deputies believed the children may have ingested some of the medicine. An ambulance was called and the children were taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, where they were treated for a suspected overdose. Child Protective Services was notified. The girls were reported to be in good condition after treatment.

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