12 September 2016

Why Drug Users Should Be Dealt With Harshly

Drug Users
The Ohio police has just posted a shocking photo that justified the harsh treatment that should be meted against drug users. The photo is about two unconscious adults – who police believe had overdosed on heroin – in a car with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat.

On its Facebook page, the city of East Liverpool, Ohio, shared the photos last 8 September, along with a police report. Police say that they responded to a call of an incapacitated driver when they came across the disturbing scene.

In the post, the city explained why they took the unorthodox step of publicizing the pictures.
"We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug. We feel we need to be a voice for the children caught up in this horrible mess. This child cannot speak for himself but we are hopeful his story can convince another user to think twice about injecting this poison while having a child in their custody.

We are well aware that some may be offended by these images and for that we are truly sorry. But it is time that the non drug using public sees what we are now dealing with on a daily basis.

The poison known as heroin has taken a strong grip on many communities, not just ours. The difference is we are willing to fight this problem until it's gone and if that means we offend a few people along the way we are prepared to deal with that."
The suspect identified by police as 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek, sitting in the passenger seat of the Ford Explorer with her head leaning to the side and her mouth agape. A man identified as 47-year-old James Accord sits in the driver seat in a similar manner, while a 4-year-old boy sits behind her. The boy appears alert and even looks directly at the camera in the photos.

An ambulance arrived, and paramedics administered Narcan, a drug used to counteract a heroin overdose, according to the report.

The officer also said that a piece of paper with a "pink powdery substance" was allegedly found on the passenger seat between Pasek's legs.

Acord was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering children, and slowing or stopping in a roadway.

Pasek was charged with endangering children, public intoxication and not wearing a seat belt.

The boy is now in the custody of Columbiana County Children Services, according to the report.