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Oct 14, 2015 3:31 PM

Salem police: Mother overdosed on heroin in front of 4-year-old child


SALEM – A Salem woman is facing child endangerment charges after police said she overdosed in front of her 4-year-old child.

According to police, Kari Houlne, 31 of Salem, admitted to overdosing on heroin in the same room as her daughter.

Salem police received a report that a woman had overdosed on heroin and was unconscious before the caller administered Narcan.

When officers arrived, the woman admitted to overdosing on heroin in front of her child.

A Narcan injector was later found by officials next to children’s toys in a windowsill.

Houlne was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

The 4-year-old was transported to Parkland Medical Center and later released to family members.


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