• PD: OD'ing mom found with hypodermic needle in lap, son in back seat of car


    MANCHESTER, N.H. - An overdosing woman was found with a hypodermic needle in her lap and child in the back seat of a vehicle in Manchester, New Hampshire, police tell Boston 25 News.

    First responders were called to investigate reports of the overdose in a parked vehicle with keys in the ignition on Wilson Street just after 10 a.m. Tuesday.

    Inside, police said, they found the woman, who was identified as 34-year-old Sara Donlon, of Wells, Maine, unconscious with a young child passed out in the back of the 2012 minivan.

    Police initially said Donlon was from Dracut, but it was revealed she gave officers an old address when she was arrested.

    Police said they found a hypodermic needle in her lap when she was taken from the vehicle. First responders used two doses of Narcan to revive her while first responders tended to her 4-year-old son, who was passed out due to being trapped in the hot van for more than an hour. 

    A small bag of heroin and a small bag of cocaine ws located, police said, and Donlon was taken into custody.

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    Her son was taken to a local hospital and was placed into custody of his biological father after being cleared by medical staff.

    Police said they believe the two were inside the vehicle, with the windows rolled up, for at least an hour while temperatures soared into the 80s.

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    She was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child.

    She was released on $1,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court June 6.


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