Four-year-old boy pictured in car with parents overdosed on heroin finds new
Police in East Liverpool recently shared the image on social media
* <http://www.independent.co.uk/author/justin-carissimo> Justin
Carissimo New York
* <https://twitter.com/JstnMchl> @JstnMchl
* Wednesday 14 September 2016
The four-year-old boy who was pictured sitting in the backseat of a vehicle
while his grandmother and her friend passed out from apparent overdoses is
heading to a new home.
Police in East Liverpool, <http://www.independent.co.uk/topic/Ohio> Ohio
recently shared the photo on Facebook to illustrate the dangers of heroin
addiction. Now, the boy is moving in with his great-aunt and uncle in South
Carolina, Columbiana County Court Administrator Dane Walton
g-new-home-n647676> told NBC News on Tuesday.
Mr Walton said that the young boys grandmother, 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek,
is currently in jail on charges of endangering a child and public
She was granted custody of the child just six-week prior to her arrest. The
man in the photo, 47-year-old James Lee Acord, was also taken into custody.
o-police-child-a7235621.html> The story behind the photo of two heroin users
and their four-year-old child
s-spike-drug-abuse-narcotics-ohio-a7207496.html> Cincinnati records massive
heroin spike with 20 overdoses in single night
Police first pulled over the vehicle after it was swerving on the road. When
the officers realized the driver and passenger were barely conscious they
administered the life-saving drug Narcan, which reverses the effects of
On Facebook, authorities with the city of East Liverpool explained exactly
why they shared the graphic images on social media last week.
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 statement
<http://conditions.healthgrove.com/> Heroin Overdose Deaths in the United
States | HealthGrove
The poison known as heroin has taken a strong grip on many communities not
just ours, the difference is we are willing to fight this problem until it's
gone and if that means we offend a few people along the way we are prepared
to deal with that.
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