MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CBS) — Police in New Hampshire used two doses of Narcan to revive a Dracut mother who overdosed in a car on Tuesday.

Manchester Police say 34-year-old Sara Donlon and her four-year-old son were found in a minivan on Wilson Street around 10 a.m. It appeared that Donlon was unconscious in the driver’s seat and the boy was passed out in the back.

“Police believe the two were inside of the vehicle, with the windows rolled up, for at least an hour even with temperatures reaching 86 degrees Fahrenheit,” said a statement.

Sara Donlon (Photo Courtesy: Manchester Police)

A hypodermic needle, a small bag of heroin, and a small bag of cocaine were found with Donlon, according to police.

The boy was transported to a hospital, medically cleared, and taken home by his biological father.

“I’d like people to know that if they are watching at home, the bottom line is there’s an adverse effect, it trickles down to not only the person that’s using, but children in this case, grandparents, parents, loved ones, friends,” Police Lt. Brian O’Keefe told WBZ-TV’s David Robichaud.

Donlon was charged with operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on $1,000 personal recognizance bail.

A court date has been set for June 6.


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