Mother overdoses in convenience store bathroom with newborn by her side

Lauren Bedford (Courtesy: Hamilton County Jail)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WCMH) — A mother is in custody after police say she overdosed in a convenience store restroom with her 1-month-old in tow.

According to WLWT, 27-year-old Lauren Bedford overdosed on heroin in the bathroom of a Cincinnati-area Thornton’s. She now faces charges for child endangerment and possessing drug abuse instruments.

Court documents say Bedford had her newborn and a hypodermic needle of heroin by her side when she was found. She is currently being held on a $10,000 bond in the Hamilton County Jail.

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