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Watertown teen gave prescription drug to girls, police say

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The hospitalization of two juvenile girls Tuesday night for apparent overdoses of a prescription drug resulted Wednesday in the arrest of a 16-year-old girl on felony and misdemeanor charges, according to Watertown police.

Kayla A. North, 26 Emerson Place, Apt. 26, is charged with two counts each of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child. She awaits prosecution in City Court and possible grand jury action.

Police allege that she provided Concerta, a prescription medication for the treatment of attention deficit disorder, to the two girls, ages 12 and 14, at her residence about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Nearly five hours later, Guilfoyle Ambulance was dispatched to a residence on North Hamilton Street to attend to the girls, who initially were reported to have overdosed on a heart medication.

The two were treated at Samaritan Medical Center and later discharged, police said.

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