Indiana mom found overdosed in car with child

Erika Hurt was revived with Narcan and taken to the hospital, where she was arrested on charges of child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia

n this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 photo provided by the Town of Hope Police Department, Erika Hurt sits with her baby in the back seat of the car in Hope, Ind. Police said she appeared unresponsive from an overdose and had a syringe in her hand. (Town of Hope Police Department via AP)
n this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 photo provided by the Town of Hope Police Department, Erika Hurt sits with her baby in the back seat of the car in Hope, Ind. Police said she appeared unresponsive from an overdose and had a syringe in her hand. (Town of Hope Police Department via AP)

HOPE, IN (AP) — Police in Indiana say a 25-year-old woman has been found passed out from an overdose with her baby in the back seat of the car.

Police in Hope, Indiana, have released a picture of Erika Hurt as they found her on Saturday afternoon. She appears unresponsive behind the wheel of the vehicle and has a syringe in her hand in the photo. Town Marshal Matthew Tallent says Hurt’s 10-month-old son was crying in the rear of the vehicle.

This photo provided by the Town of Hope Police Department shows Erika Hurt, who was charged of child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia. (Town of Hope Police Department via AP)
This photo provided by the Town of Hope Police Department shows Erika Hurt, who was charged of child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia. The police department in Hope, Ind., said Hurt was found passed out from an overdose with her baby in the back seat of the car on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (Town of Hope Police Department via AP)

Hurt was revived with Narcan and taken to the hospital, where she was arrested on charges of child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tallent says child welfare officials were called to the scene and the baby was turned over to Hurt’s mother.

Tallent says Hurt remains in custody on a probation violation. He didn’t know if she had a lawyer.

East Liverpool Police find a 4-year-old in a car with unconscious adults.
A police photo of a grandmother and her boyfriend unconscious after overdosing with a 4-year-old boy in their car went viral after the East Liverpool Police Dept. posted the image on the city’s Facebook page.

In a similar case, two people were charged in East Liverpool with child endangering and drug abuse after they were found to have overdosed in a vehicle with a small child in the back seat. 

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