LAWRENCE, Mass. (CBS) – A heartbreaking video from Massachusetts of aa mother lying unconscious on a store floor while her little girl tried to revive her has led to criminal charges.
The video obtained by Lawrence Police shows a crying 2-year-old girl trying to wake up her mom after the woman collapsed from an apparent drug overdose in an aisle of a Family Dollar store in Lawrence Sunday morning.
A clerk called 911 and paramedics arrived a short time later. They revived the woman with Narcan, which is used to reverse opiate overdoses.
Police told WBZ-TV they are not releasing the woman’s name at this point in the investigation. She is 36 years old and lives in Salem, New Hampshire.
She will be charged with child endangerment. Investigators said they do not have enough evidence to charge her with any drug-related violations.
Lawrence police say the incident shows the darkest side of drug addiction that officers have seen.
The toddler is now in the custody of the Department of Children and Families, while the mother who spent a night in the hospital, will be summonsed to court.