Woman accused of overdosing on heroin while cooking for kids
ST. CHARLES (AP) - A suburban St. Louis woman was accused of endangering her two children by overdosing on heroin while cooking dinner.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Charles County prosecutors charged 29-year-old Amber Lynn Strong with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of possession of a controlled substance. She was also charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
Authorities alleged Strong was making dinner for her children, ages 8 and 7, when she passed out from a heroin injection. Investigators said one of the children injured her hand while removing food from the oven so it didn't burn.
Authorities said the children then walked along a busy Interstate 70 outer road for help.
Online court records didn't show whether Strong had an attorney.