Parents overdose in front of their kids

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Ohio father overdoses in car with infant while mother overdoses at home with kids. (KTRK)

An Ohio mom and dad are both charged after getting high on heroin and putting their young kids in danger.

Nathan Carroll, accused of getting high and crashing his minivan with his baby inside, is facing charges, according to WOIO.

The incident happened Feb. 27 around 5:30 p.m. when officers were called and found the vehicle on a lawn.

Carroll, who was in the driver's seat, was blue in the face and barely breathing, police said.

Police administered Naloxone until Life Care arrived. The baby was not injured.

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A witness told police where Carroll lived so officers went to the home. A young girl answered the door and said her mom was upstairs. Officers say Samantha Schigel was swaying in the stairwell and appeared to be high on drugs. She passed out and paramedics administered Naloxone.

There was a total of five children and all are now with grandparents.

Both parents were treated and released from the hospital and locked up in an Ohio county jail.

WOIO checked with the Providence House in Cleveland to see how they're handling children affected by the heroin epidemic.

The Providence House is a crisis nursery committed to child abuse prevention.

Officials said the house has seen a 70 percent increase in admission in the past three years.

It had over 400 kids in their program last year, with about 80 to 90 kids all on the waiting list. Officials attribute that big jump to the heroin epidemic. The Providence House is seeing more children come in from the suburbs and more affluent families.

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