Lacie Sexton, a 26-year-old mother from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was reportedly found passed out behind the wheel after overdosing on heroin on Sunday. Her four children, who are all under the age of 10, were in the car with her.
Bryan Moore made the call for help when he saw Sexton's vehicle parked in the gas station parking lot in Harrison, Ohio, on Sunday.
"She just wasn't coming to at all,” he told WCPO. "Shaking, slapping, nothing.”
Moore said Sexton’s children were distraught and that he took them to a different part of the parking lot while paramedics tried to save their mother.
Sexton was revived with a drug called Narcan, which reverses heroin overdoses. The drug, which is available without a prescription in some areas, was administered by paramedics, reported Cincinnnati.com.
Sexton reportedly admitted to snorting heroin in an unnamed friend's car in the parking lot. Sexton was arrested on Monday on four counts of child endangerment and having control of a vehicle while under the influence, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts website.
Sexton’s bond was set at $22,500 during her arraignment on Tuesday. Her four child endangerment charges amounted to a $5,000 bond each, with the OVI charge amounted to a $2,500 bond, the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts website notes. She is expected again in court on Thursday.
It’s unclear who has custody of her children now, WXIX reports. The day she overdosed was one of her children’s birthdays.
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