Dad overdoses on heroin with toddler in truck, police say

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Valparaiso Police Dept.
Jesse Hampton, 30.

VALPARAISO, Ind. (WLS) -- A Northwest Indiana man overdosed on heroin with his 1-year-old daughter in his pickup truck, police said.

Valparaiso police responded to the Murphy USA gas station along Route 30 after a customer found Jesse Hampton, 30, unresponsive in the driver's seat of his pickup truck 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that police were unable to wake Hampton, so medics were called to check on him. It took two doses of naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin, to revive him.

Hampton was arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent, maintaining a common nuisance, public intoxication and possession of a narcotic drug, according to police.

After receiving medical treatment, Hampton was taken to Porter County Jail.

His daughter was released at the gas station to her mother.

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