Ohio has been shamed by the photos of a man and woman that have gone VIRAL across social media.
A police department in Ohio shared the disturbing photos of a man and woman passed out in a car on facebook. They had allegedly overdosed on heroin. What is The most unsettling about the images, other than them looking like they belong in a dead zombie apocalypse movie, is what sat in the backseat.
A little toddler was staring off into space, probably bored out of his mind, strapped to his car seat when police arrived at the scene. Officials decided to post the photos to create public awareness about this serious issue, that has run rampant in society. They want to deter people from using drugs, ESPECIALLY those with children. It’s one thing to screw up your own life, but, when you have children, grow a pair, and quit the addiction! It isn’t fair to the poor kids who have no choice but to suffer along with their neglectful parents.
Addiction to opioids: heroin, morphine, fentanyl and codeine, have skyrocketed in the US and turned into a full-blown epidemic in recent years.
‘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.’
An East Liverpool police officer was driving along St Clair Avenue at around 3.11pm Thursday when he spotted a dark Ford Explorer with West Virginia plates that was driving erratically before screeching to a stop near a school bus that was dropping off children, according to an arrest report that was also shared on Facebook.
When the officer approached the vehicle, he noticed that the driver, identified as 47-year-old James Acord, appeared intoxicated, with his head bobbing back and forth and his speech almost unintelligible.
Acord told the officer that he was driving 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek to a hospital. The woman was slumped over in the front passenger seat.
According to police, Acord then made an attempt to drive away, but at that moment the officer reached into the car and pulled the keys out of the ignition.
That is when the officer noticed Pasek’s 4-year-old in the backseat.
Paramedics who were summoned to the scene administered Narcan – a drug used to counteract the effects of a heroin overdose – to Pasek and Acord, who by that point had passed out as well. The couple were then taken to East Liverpool City Hospital to be evaluated.
Acord was later charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering children, and slowing or stopping in a road.
He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 180 days in jail for each of the first two charges, according to The Weirton Daily Times. The last count of impeding traffic was dropped.
Acord’s punishment also includes a three-year license suspension and a $475 fine, reported the station WTOV.
Pasek was charged with endangering children, public intoxication and not wearing a seatbelt. She pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $150,000 bond pending her next court appearance scheduled for September 15.
How sad! Her young son has been placed in Children’s services. It’s heartbreaking to see this kind of abuse, and you have to wonder what led this mother down such a horrible path that she would be able to do that to her little boy. He depended on her to look out for him and all she cared about was the next high she was going to get. Normally CPS has a bad rap, usually for good reason, but in cases like this, I’m very glad that they exist.
According to the post by police, Acord has a history of drug abuse and run-ins with the law in West Virginia. He’s had multiple arrests, DUI charges, the most recent was in March of this year.
Acord’s has a list a mile long that includes a slew of arrests dating back to at least 1990 in Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Ohio on charges ranging from drinking in public to robbery.
These people are scumbags, hopefully they rot in prison.
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