Ohio police shares some very disturbing photos of two adults who had overdosed on heroin in a car with their 4 yr-old son in the backseat to send a message to drug users.. We think this was uncalled for and a bad decision.. More below
James Acord was driving a Ford Explorer with West Virginia registration behind a school bus when he allowed his car to drift into an angle on the street.
East Liverpool police officer Kevin Thompson approached the vehicle and 47-year-old Acord, whose speech was unintelligible and “had pin point pupils,” told him that he was taking passenger Rhonda Pasek to the hospital, Thompson wrote in the police report.
At that point, he noticed the boy, later identified as Pasek’s son, in the backseat.
“We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug. We feel we need to be a voice for the children caught up in this horrible mess. This child can’t speak for himself but we are hopeful his story can convince another user to think twice about injecting this poison while having a child in their custody,” the city wrote on Facebook, along with two photos of the unconscious couple and the alert boy.
“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 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.