Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cops: Parents OD in bathroom, leaving kids, 1 and 4, alone

By Philly, June 08, 2017

A neighbor who heard two young brothers, ages 1 and 4, screaming for help from the window of their Upper Darby home Wednesday called police, who arrived to find that the boys’ parents had both overdosed on heroin in the bathroom of their house, police said.

The overdoses were just two of five that occurred Wednesday in the township of 82,000 people, according to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. From a Wawa store and a coin-laundry bathroom to a gas station pump and a residence, Upper Darby police spent Wednesday administering the anti-opioid drug Narcan, ferrying heroin users to hospitals, and responding to children’s cries for help for their parents.

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