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Parents Deny Charge After Boy in Car Yells They Won’t Wake

Adam Legrand and Hannah Smith pleaded not guilty on Thursday

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Two Vermont parents have pleaded not guilty to a child cruelty charge after police said their 5-year-old son screamed for help after they took heroin in a Burlington parking lot and wouldn't wake up.

The Burlington Free Press reports Adam Legrand and Hannah Smith pleaded not guilty on Thursday in Burlington.

Court documents say passers-by found the parents earlier this week in a semi-conscious state in their car with their son in the back seat screaming for help.

The adults were hospitalized and given an opiate overdose reversal drug.

Brian Dodge, their public defender, says a grandparent has custody of the boy.

Legrand says he's sought help for his addiction but that there aren't enough resources to help addicts.

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