Bodycam video shows moms overdosed with babies in SUV

  • Kristen Leigh O'Connor and June Schweinhart, 27 and 28, overdosed on $60 worth of heroin on October 5 in SUV in Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Their infants - one and two months - were strapped properly in the back seats when police arrived on the scene 
  • They told local authorities that they met in a drug treatment program, bonding during their pregnancies and that O'Connor got the drugs from her old dealer 
  • After O'Connor began overdosing, the other called police but too started convulsing as a result of the drugs 
  • Both mothers are allowed to see their children but only under the supervision of other adults and were charged with child neglect

By Matthew Wright and Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com

Published: 09:40 EDT, 13 October 2017 | Updated: 10:10 EDT, 13 October 2017

Police in Florida have released an officer's body camera recording showing two young mothers who apparently overdosed on heroin inside an SUV with their infants in the back seat.

Officers from the Boynton Beach Police Department responded to a parking lot in the 500 block of Woolbright Road just after 5pm on October 5 after getting a report about two women passed out in the vehicle.

In the video released by police this week, Kristen O'Conner, 27, dressed in a grey T-shirt is seen limply reclining in the front passenger seat. 

The Boynton Beach Police Department this week released body camera footage showing two young mothers who overdosed on heroin inside a vehicle carrying their infant children

The video shows one of the babies screaming in the back seat, with the moms passed out in the driver's and fron passenger seat 

Kristen Leigh O'Connor
Kristen Leigh O'Connor
June Schweinhart
June Schweinhart

Kristen Leigh O'Connor (left) and June Schweinhart (right), 27 and 28, overdosed on $60 worth of heroin on October 5 at Boynton Beach

When police open the back door of the vehicle, they discover two babies, ages one and two months old, strapped in car seats.

'I got two overdoses and two babies in the back,' an officer with the Boynton Beach Fire and Rescue tells a cop.

The cop then tries to calm the wailing infants, telling them, 'It's OK, it's OK.'

Later in the video, one of the mothers is seen inside an ambulance. A paramedic tells an officer that the overdose reversal drug Narcan was administered to revive the moms.

While O'Connor and her friend, 28-year-old June Schweinhart, were receiving treatment, an officer tried to sooth the babies by offering them pacifiers.

'There you go...it's OK,' the officer tells the one of the infants. 

The women were treated with the overdose reversal drug Narcan by paramedics 

An officer is pictured giving a baby in the back seat of the SUV a pacifier to calm him down 

According to police, O'Connor and Schweinhart overdosed on $60 worth of heroin.

They told local authorities that they met in a drug treatment program, bonding during their pregnancies - their babies were born four days apart - and that O'Connor had gotten the drugs from her old dealer.

'For whatever reason, they decided yesterday to buy heroin and then snorted it while inside the car with their children,' said the Boynton Beach Police Department on Facebook.  

O'Connor had let Schweinhart drive her car because she believed the mother would be able to drive better under the influence, she said to police. 

After O'Connor began overdosing, the other called police but too started convulsing as a result of the drugs.

The infants, only one and two months, were taken to the police department and given to family members
The infants, only one and two months, were taken to the police department and given to family members

The infants, only one and two months, were taken to the police department and given to family members

Both mothers are allowed to see their children but only under the supervision of other adults and were charged with child neglect
Both mothers are allowed to see their children but only under the supervision of other adults and were charged with child neglect

Both mothers are allowed to see their children but only under the supervision of other adults and were charged with child neglect

'Oh my God, oh my God,' O'Connor said her friend exclaimed before passing out, according to the Palm Beach Post. 

A woman who had been nearby saw the commotion and spoke with police until they arrived. Both were taken to Bethesda Hospital East. 

The infants, only one and two months old, were taken to the police department and given to family members. The Florida Department of Children and Families was notified.

They were found properly strapped into their car seats by police.

Both were charged with child neglect and a judge ruled that O'Connor can only see her child when her mother is present. The other mother has to undergo random drug tests at least once a week and can only see her child with another adult present.

 


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