Police: Mom suffers overdose, 6-year-old with her

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 1:23 PM

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire say they provided medical treatment to a woman who suffered a heroin overdose in her car while her 6-year-old son was with her.

Police say they gave the overdose antidote Narcan to 45-year-old Laura Pelleteri of Manchester, who was parked at a Walgreens store on Sunday afternoon.

Pelleteri, who eventually was taken to the hospital for additional treatment, told police that contact information for the boy's father was on her cellphone, in her purse. When he opened the purse, the officer said he found two small bags of what appeared to be heroin.

The substance tested positive for the drug, and Pelleteri was arrested on charges of drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child. It wasn't immediately known if she had a lawyer.