Video shot in a Family Dollar store Sunday morning shows just how heartbreaking drug addiction can be.
Recorded in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the cellphone footage shows a young woman on the ground, unresponsive, while her sobbing, 2-year-old daughter tries to wake her up by shaking and dragging her.
The incident occurred in the store’s toy aisle Sunday morning.
Police told WBZ-TV that in about 10 percent of the drug use cases they respond to, children are present.
In this case, the mother is going to be charged with child endangerment, according to authorities. The child is in protective custody; the woman does not have any other children, police said.
First responders used two doses of Narcan to revive the woman, who also allegedly had straws and baggies with drug residue in her purse.
It’s believed she overdosed on either heroin or fentanyl.
The woman was identified as 36-year-old Mandy McGowen of Salem, New Hampshire, by the Eagle Tribune.
A police report, the newspaper reported, says McGowen said she didn’t overdose and had fallen asleep.