Child in Car with Overdosed Adults

A tragic story unfolded on September 7th, 2016.  A defenseless four year old child was in a moving car with two adults who overdosed on drugs.

14192022_879927488809788_2784880840563037186_n

Facebook/City of East Liverpool, Ohio

In East Liverpool, Ohio, police officer Kevin Thompson pulled over a vehicle that had been driving erratically “weaving back and forth in the lane”.   The male driver reported he was driving the female passenger (later identified as the child’s grandmother) to the hospital, but he himself went unconscious during the stop.  An ambulance was called to the scene, and the two adults were treated with Narcan and transported to East Liverpool City Hospital for evaluation.

The child was placed in Columbiaba County Children’s Services.

Although the images’ content is strong and reveal the identity of the minor, the police department’s decision to release it as is to call attention “to raise awareness of the Midwestern US state’s heroin epidemic,” reported BBC News here.  The controversial decision is already swarming the online world with people in support and against the action.

As an addict and mother of two young children myself, I’m torn between being against and for this decision.  Nonetheless, in the spirit of battling addiction full force, I decided to post on this event in hopes to help the city of East Liverpool, OH battle against drug addiction.

Your thoughts?  Post your comment!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: