Woman accused of overdosing on heroin while cooking for kids

4 years 6 months 6 days ago Thursday, June 04 2015 Jun 4, 2015 Thursday, June 04, 2015 10:11:04 AM CDT June 04, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

 

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