Hope mother arrested after allegedly overdosing with baby in car

Hope police likely saved a woman’s life over the weekend, according to HSJ Online.

According to the report from the Hope news website, 25-year-old Erika Hurt, of Hope, allegedly overdosed in a store parking lot with her baby in the car. Marshall Matt Tallent told the site that the incident happened Saturday afternoon in the Dollar General Store parking lot.

“When officers arrived, she actually had the needle in her hand,” Tallent is quoted as saying. The report says that officers used two doses of Narcan to revive Hurt, who was then taken to Columbus Regional Hospital. She was arrested at the hospital that evening and is facing preliminary charges of Possession of Paraphernalia, Neglect of a Dependent and a Probation Violation.

The site says that Hurt’s 10-month-old son was released to the custody of her mother.

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