Judge Sentences Woman Found Slumped in Car After Overdose

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EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (AP) – A woman photographed with her boyfriend slumped in a vehicle after overdosing on heroin while her 4-year-old grandson was in the backseat has pleaded no contest to a child endangering charge in southeast Ohio.

A judge in East Liverpool Thursday sentenced 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek to 180 days in jail. The boyfriend received 360 days in jail last week after pleading no contest to child endangering and operating a vehicle under the influence.

Photos taken by East Liverpool police of Pasek and 47-year-old James Acord went viral last week after being posted on Facebook. Pasek and Acord had to be revived with the heroin antidote Narcan.

A Columbiana County Juvenile Court judge has granted custody of the boy to relatives in South Carolina.

Pasek’s attorney couldn’t be immediately reached for comment.