Weird News

Police Release Shocking Photo of Drug Overdosed Couple
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Ohio overdose

Summary: Ohio police released photos of a couple overdosed on heroin with a small child in the backseat of the car in hopes of raising awareness.

An Ohio police department is hoping to open the eyes of the public with the release of a couple overdosed on drugs in the front seat of a car while a 4-year-old sits in the back seat. With a heroin epidemic sweeping across the country, the sight was nothing new but still startling for the officer who pulled over the driver.

  
What
Where


A cop pulled over a Ford Explorer in East Liverpool, a town along the border of West Virginia and Pennsylvania, which was “weaving back and forth” across the road. When the officer approached the vehicle after finally drifting to a stop, he noticed the driver’s head was “bobbing back and forth” while his “speech was almost unintelligible.”

Read Mother Injects Daughter with Heroin.

The 47-year-old driver of the car, James Acord, was able to explain to the officer that he was taken his 50-year-old passenger to the hospital. Rhonda Pasek was “completely unconscious and turning blue” in the front seat. Her son was in the seat behind hers.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The officer worked to keep Pasek’s airway open, during the time that Acord also “went completely unconscious.” Rescue workers arrived and treated both Acord and Pasek with “several rounds” of the drug Narcan. The drug is used “to reverse an opiate overdose.”

See Heroin Laced with Fentanyl Causing Increase in Overdose Deaths.



The EMS personnel were successful in getting the couple to regain consciousness so they could be transported to a nearby hospital for more treatment. A search of the SUV resulted in a folded piece of paper with a “pink powdery substance” that will go to a crime lab for analysis.

Acord was charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty to both and will spend a year behind bars. Pasek is still in the Columbiana County jail facing child endangerment and disorderly conduct/intoxication charges.

Pasek’s son was placed in the custody of child welfare officials. East Liverpool police stated that releasing the photos was “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.”

Do you think it was appropriate for the police to release the photos? Tell us in the comments below.

To learn more about Narcan, read Reports Says Prince Died of Fentanyl Overdose.

Photo: abccolumbia.com



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Jacksonville

1+ years practicing lawyer and a separate position for a paralegal / legal assistant with experience...

Apply now

Litigation Employment Attorney (Remote)

USA-CA-Burbank

We are a small and highly respected Los Angeles based litigation defense firm specializing in employ...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-CA-Tarzana

Legal Assistant Compensation DOE Sole practitioner civil litigation law office in Tarzana look...

Apply now

Senior Family Law Attorney (Hybrid Remote)

USA-TX-San Antonio

Modern Family Law is in the business of helping people move on peacefully with the rest of their liv...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Venture Capital Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks corporate business attorney with...

Apply Now

Real Estate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks transactional real estate attorn...

Apply Now

Experienced Health Care Attorney

USA-ME-Portland

Portland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm is seeking health care attorney with 5-...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top