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Ohio police publish photo of 4-year-old in back of car with adults overdosed and out cold in the front
Ohio police publish photo of 4-year-old in back of car with adults overdosed and out cold in the front

Talk about bad parenting. A four-year-old boy was found in the backseat of a car while a woman and a male driver were unconscious in the front seat. It turns out they both were overdosed on heroin. The relationship of the man to the woman and child was not immediately known. ...

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