Ohio Police Share Photos of Overdosed Adults With 4-Year-Old in the Backseat in Message to Drug Users


An Ohio city shared shocking images of a man and woman who had overdosed in their car while a 4-year-old boy sat in the backseat.

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.

After Acord tried to shift the car back into drive, Thompson said he reached in and turned off the vehicle, then took the keys.

At that point, he noticed the 4-year-old boy in the backseat, who was later identified as Pasek’s son.

Pasek, 50, was already unconscious and turning blue and Acord lost consciousness during the stop. EMS responders were able to revive both with Narcan, which is used to reverse opiate overdoses, and the adults were taken to the hospital, according to the police report.

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SOURCE: NY Daily News, Kate Feldman