Mom, 26, 'overdoses on heroin and passes out in her car with her four young children inside'

  • Lacie Sexton 'was found passed out behind the steering wheel of her parked car in an Ohio gas station parking lot on Monday'
  • She was revived by paramedics and booked into the county jail
  • Her four children, all under the age of 10, were with her at the time 

A mother-of-four has overdosed on heroin and passed out in her car with her young children inside, according to police.

Lacie Sexton, a 26-year-old nursing aide, allegedly fell unconscious behind the steering wheel of her parked car in the parking lot of a Speedway gas station in Harrison, Ohio on Monday.

She was discovered by police alongside her four children, who are all under the age of 10, according to the affidavit.

Arrested: Lacie Sexton, pictured left in her mug shot and right, has been arrested after allegedly overdosing on heroin in front of her four kids in their parked car. She was later revived by paramedics

Behind bars: The 26-year-old mother from Indiana has four children who are all under the age of 10

Behind bars: The 26-year-old mother from Indiana has four children who are all under the age of 10

Paramedics were able to revive Sexton by administering Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of heroin. The drug is available without a prescription in the Cincinnati area.

She was treated and then booked into the Hamilton County jail.

She faces four counts of endangering children and one charge of Operating a Vehicle Impaired.

The young mother, who is from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, is being held in lieu of $8,000 bond in the county jail and was scheduled to appear before a judge on Tuesday morning.

Found: Police found her inside her parked car at this gas station in Harrison, Ohio on Monday

Found: Police found her inside her parked car at this gas station in Harrison, Ohio on Monday

It is not clear who is caring for her children while she is behind bars. 

Facebook shows she has two sons and two daughters. Fox18 reported that it was one of the children's birthdays on Sunday.

Her profile shows she works as a State Tested Nursing Aide.

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