Hope mother overdoses with child in vehicle

A mother from Hope, Indiana was passed out in a car from an overdose with her child in the backseat. (Provided Photo/Hope Police Department)
A mother from Hope, Indiana was passed out in a car from an overdose with her child in the backseat. (Provided Photo/Hope Police Department)

HOPE, Ind. (WISH) – A mother was arrested after officers found her passed out from a drug overdose with her toddler son sitting next her in her vehicle.

Overdose With Baby
Erica Hurt (Provided Photo/Hope Police Department)

According to the Hope Police Department, 25-year-old Erika Hurt was arrested for charges of neglect of a dependent and possession of paraphernalia.

Police found Hurt passed out in the vehicle at a local business with her 10-month-old son.

Hope town marshal Matt Tallent, said Hurt was found with a syringe in her left hand on Saturday around 2 p.m. Medics had to administer two doses of the opiod antidote naloxone.

Hurt was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital and the child was turned over to his grandmother.

Tallent said Hurt would be held at the Bartholomew County Jail without bond because she was on probation.

A mother from Hope, Indiana was passed out in a car from an overdose with her child in the backseat. (Provided Photo/Hope Police Department)
A mother from Hope, Indiana was passed out in a car from an overdose with her child in the backseat. (Provided Photo/Hope Police Department)

This is Hope’s second heroin overdose this year. Both people were revived according to Tallent.