Heroin Moms in court

Two Boynton Beach Mothers will be in Palm Beach County drug court Thursday afternoon, after they were found unconscious inside an SUV from apparent heroin overdoses with their infants in the vehicle.  Body camera video from the Boynton Beach Police painted the picture of the scene.  In the video, you can see the officers trying to comfort the babies.  They were still strapped in their car seats and are believed to be just a couple of months old.

The officer comforted the infants in the body cam video

“It’s okay, it’s okay,” the officer said while placing a pacifier inside the baby’s mouth.

Kristin O’Connor, 27, and June Schweinhart, 28, were charged with child neglect, a third degree felony offense that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.  You can also hear one of the paramedics tell the officer they administered Narcan, the overdose reversal drug.

The pair claimed to have met at a drug treatment center and got close when they were both pregnant.  The infants are now staying with family members.  They are only allowed to see their babies with an adult present and they are not allowed to have contact with each other.

Their hearing is set for 1:00 p.m. Thursday.


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