Police: 5-Year-Old in Car Screams After Parents Possibly Overdose

Police say a 5-year-old boy screamed for help after his parents took heroin in a Burlington, Vermont, parking lot and wouldn't wake up.

Police Lt. Shawn Burke tells The Burlington Free Press charges of cruelty to a child under 10 are expected against the Franklin parents.

Police say the child was screaming in the back seat of the car Tuesday night while two people inside were in a semi-conscious state.

Both were taken to a hospital and given the opiate overdose reversal drug, naloxone, commonly known by the brand name Narcan.

A relative is caring for the child.

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