Although there many supporters of legalizing drugs, it is important to remember the dangerous effects that they can have. It isn’t just a personal choice for consenting adults.
In order to remind people of the impact of heroin, the police department of East Liverpool, Ohio, posted on Facebook a picture of an intoxicated woman and man passed out in a car with a child in the back seat. Police found them when they responded to an incapacitated driver report.
Driver James Acord, who had trouble speaking, claimed to the officers that he was taking his unconscious passenger Rhonda Pasek to the hospital.
Before the driver passed out, a police officer was forced to take the keys and turned off the car after Acord tried to turn on the ignition while questioned.
Acord and Pasek were sent to the hospital after the EMS gave them Narcan, to combat the opiate overdose.
The police charged the driver:
with operating a vehicle impaired, endangering a child and slowing in a roadway.
and Pasek was charged with:
with endangering a child, not wearing a seatbelt and public intoxication.
The young boy, who turned up to be Acord’s son, was:
placed in the custody of Columbiana County Children’s Services.
The lives of three people, including a child, were in danger due to the harmful of effects narcotics. Thankfully the police were able to intervene before it got any worse. The Department asked that this picture be spread far and wide so that supporters of legalizing drugs can take a look at this picture and reconsider.
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Photo credit to City of East Liverpool, Ohio