Parents arrested after they overdosed in an SUV with their three kids in the backseat, deputies say

Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 11, 2018

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. -- Two parents are behind bars after deputies say they overdosed in an SUV with their three children in the back seat. 

A passerby is credited with saving the couple's lives after they came across the car stopped in the middle of State Road 18 near Carroll County late Friday night. The couple's children, ages 11, 6, and 4, were sitting in the back seat of the vehicle. 

The responding officers administered Narcan to the two adults and they were revived before emergency crews arrived. 

Deputies say Adam Smith, 31, and his wife, Donnis, 29, were treated at the hospital and then arrested. They are facing multiple charges including neglect of a dependent. 

“Thankfully, a Good Samaritan came along and immediately reported this situation," said Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby. "Thankfully our deputies administered life-saving measures which prevented these children from losing their parents.”

The department of child services took custody of all three children. 

Following the arrests, deputies served a warrant at a home in Delphi in connection with the incident and arrested Sara Huff, 43, and Dustin Prater, 31. Both are facing numerous drug-related charges. 

The incidents remain under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. 

MORE TOP STORIES | Boone County deputy shot during pursuit identified, will not survive his injuries | What led up to the fatal wounding of a Boone County deputy | Victims in Carroll Co. plane crash identified | Teen siblings killed in crash on Indy's west side | Toddler's death under investigation in Martinsville

Top Trending Videos