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PD: Woman overdoses on heroin with kids in car

Posted at 2:01 PM, Mar 17, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ind. -- A Columbus woman was arrested after she allegedly overdosed on heroin while her children were in the car with her. 

According to a press release from the Columbus Police Department, officers responded to the 900 block of McClure Road Tuesday around 6:10 p.m. after receiving a report of an unresponsive woman who was not breathing. 

When officers arrived, they found the woman slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle. After suspecting she had overdosed on heroin, an officer gave her Narcan. A few minutes later, she woke up and was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

Police have identified her as Christina Wilson, 25, of Columbus. 

Officers found three kids, all under the age of 5, in Wilson's vehicle. The kids were placed in the care of a relative. 

"It's very concerning that somebody's addiction would supersede their own children," Columbus Police Officer Justin Black said.

Wilson was later arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent. She has since been released.

It was the second time within 24 hours that Columbus officers used Narcan to revive someone they suspected had overdosed on heroin. On Monday, officers administered Narcan to a 39-year-old woman, who eventually woke up. 

The Columbus Police Department is urging people to contact them if they suspect any suspicious or drug related activity. 


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