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Dec 29, 2014 10:47 AM

Police: Mom overdoses on heroin with child in car


MANCHESTER - Police said a mother overdosed on heroin with a 6-year-old child in her car.

Officers responded to the Walgreens on Main St. at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

EMT's were providing medical treatment to a female who was inside of a parked vehicle in the parking lot. Also inside of the vehicle was a small child. The female was given Narcan for a heroin overdose.

Officers were then able to speak with the female subject who was identified as Laura Pelleteri, 45, of Manchester. The child was identified as Pelleteri's 6-year-old son.

Officers asked Pelleteri for contact information of a family member to pick up her son while Pelleteri was transported to the hospital for additional treatment.

Pelleteri informed the officer that the name and phone number of her son's father was in her cell phone's contact list.

Pelleteri informed the officer to retrieve her phone inside of her purse. When officers opened the purse to get the cell phone, they observed two small bags of what appeared to be heroin.

The substance was field tested and did test positive for heroin.

After receiving medical treatment, Pelleteri was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled drug and endangering the welfare of a child.

The child was released to the custody of his father.


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