MANCHESTER, N.H. – Police in New Hampshire say they provided
medical treatment to a woman who suffered a heroin overdose in
her car while her 6-year-old son was with her.
Police say they gave the overdose antidote Narcan to 45-year-old
Laura Pelleteri of Manchester, who was parked at a Walgreens
store on Sunday afternoon.
Pelleteri, who eventually was taken to the hospital for
additional treatment, told police that contact information for
the boy's father was on her cellphone, in her purse. When he
opened the purse, the officer said he found two small bags of
what appeared to be heroin.
The substance tested positive for the drug, and Pelleteri was
arrested on charges of drug possession and endangering the
welfare of a child. It wasn't immediately known if she had a