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Stephanie Littlefield

Stephanie Littlefield

PORTAGE — The Department of Child Services removed a newborn from a Portage home Sunday with assistance from the Portage Police Department. 

The family case manager with DCS advised the police officer the 16-day-old tested positive for opioids at birth. Stephanie Littlefield, the baby's mother, 35, told police "she knew nothing about that and that it was impossible," according to a police report.

Kevin Kwasniewski Jr., 33, lives with Littlefield and the baby at his father's home. Kwasniewski Jr. was not present at the time of the visit.

The father advised police that his son, Kwasniewski, and Littlefield are recovering heroin addicts, however, he hadn't seen any drug use in the home.

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Officers located two hypodermic syringes in the bedroom. Both Kwasniewski Jr. and Littlefield were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and neglect of a dependent. Littlefield was arrested.

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Porter County General Assignment Reporter

Emily covers Porter County news and features for The Times. A transplant from NW Ohio to NWI, Emily loves talking to people and hearing their stories. She graduated from the University of Toledo in 2018 and believes all dogs are good dogs.