Drugs

Ohio city says Facebook photos of boy, 4, with passed-out adults show heroin's scourge

Man and woman OD on heroin with boy in vehicle

 

An Ohio city says it posted shocking photos of two passed out adults in a car with a little boy to illustrate heroin’s scourge on the community.

The City of East Liverpool shared the photos on its Facebook page Thursday, along with the arrest affidavit. The boy is 4; his mother was the female passed out in the passenger seat.

“We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug," the post said, according to Fox8 Cleveland.

“We are well aware that some may be offended by these images and for that we are truly sorry, but it is time that the non- drug-using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis,” the post added.

The station reported that an East Liverpool officer stopped the vehicle Wednesday after it almost hit a school bus.

Police said the driver told the officer he was taking his unconscious female passenger to a hospital and then became unresponsive himself.

They were revived by paramedics. The driver, James Acord, 47, and the passenger Rhonda Pasek, 50, were arrested. Cops said they were both from East Liverpool.

The East Liverpool Review reported that on Thursday Acord was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading no contest to charges of driving under the influence and endangering a child.

Pasek pleaded not guilty to charges of endangering a child and disorderly conduct, the paper reported.

Both were still in custody and the boy was turned over to a family friend, according to the paper.

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