An Indiana couple have been jailed on child endangerment charges after allegedly overdosing on heroin at a McDonald’s play area.
Robert Paul Palmer, 37, and Tamica Lynn Jeffers, 33, of Dillsboro, Indiana were arrested after shooting up at an Ohio McDonald’s, police said.
The fire department in Green Township, just west of Cincinnati, responded to a call on Sunday of two adults needing attention in the restaurant’s children’s play area.
Robert Paul Palmer, 37, and Tamica Lynn Jeffers, 33, of Dillsboro, Indiana were jailed on child endangerment charges after shooting up at an Ohio McDonald’s
Authorities say one Jeffers was unconscious and not breathing, and Palmer was conscious but unresponsive. They recovered from what police say were ‘life-threatening overdoses’ of heroin. Jeffers was taken to Mercy West Hospital and later released.
Authorities say the couple admitted taking the drugs while with their children, a five-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy.
Palmer and Jeffers are being held in Hamilton County Jail. Palmer appeared in court briefly today to plead not guilty.
The case goes to a grand jury for possible indictment on March 24.
Bond for Palmer was set at $10,000, while Jeffers was given $6,000 bond.
It is not immediately clear who is caring for the couple’s two children but Palmer was ordered to stay away from them by the judge if he is released.