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Woman accused of overdosing with her baby in car

Why it’s so hard to break an opioid addiction

More than half a million people died between 2000 and 2015 from opioid use. In 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the national opioid crisis a public health emergency.
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More than half a million people died between 2000 and 2015 from opioid use. In 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the national opioid crisis a public health emergency.

A woman is accused of overdosing while with her baby in a car early Monday morning, according to media reports.

Lexington police found a woman passed out behind the wheel at the Speedway station, WKYT said. She faces endangerment charges and was cited for possession of a controlled substance.

The boy, who was less than a year old, was released to his father, according to WKYT.

More than half a million people died between 2000 and 2015 from opioid use. In 2017 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the national opioid crisis a public health emergency.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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