KINSTON, NC (WITN) - Police say a woman was passed out from an apparent heroin overdose in a car with two young children in the backseat.
Kinston police say they got a tip about a couple using drugs in the parking lot of the Lunch Box on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Monday evening.
They found Billie Jo Harrison, 36, of Walstonsburg, unconscious in the driver's seat with a hypodermic needle in her arm. Police say Herber Haddock, 37, of Kinston, was in the passenger seat with a hypodermic needle in his lap.
Two young boys, ages 3 and 4, were in the back of the vehicle, according to officers.
Police used two doses of naloxone to revive Harrison, and she was treated by EMS at the scene.
The woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor child abuse, and DWI. Haddock faces charges of possession of heroin, misdemeanor child abuse, and possession of drug drug paraphernalia.
Chief Alonzo Jaynes says his officers fed the children and played with them until DSS arrived. The two were later released to relatives.
To protect their identity, the chief would not say how the children are related to the two arrested.