Winslow Woman Found Passed Out In Car With Needle In Her Arm
A Winslow woman was found passed out in a car with a needle in her arm, and her 4-year-old child was in the vehicle, police said.
Kathryn Hopkins, 26, was charged Tuesday with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and endangering the welfare of a child, Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey told the Kennebec Journal.
Police received a report of a woman passed out in her car at the Mobil gas station on Pleasant Street in Waterville at 6:20 p.m.
An officer responded to the scene, opened the car door and woke Hopkins up. Massey said the woman then indicated she was a heroin addict and needed help.
“I think, you know, this is another incident where it illustrates how pervasive the opiate addiction is to folks not just in our community or our state, but across the country,” Massey said.
The child was okay and is currently being cared for by relatives.
Hopkins was released on $2,000 unsecured bail. She is scheduled to appear in Waterville District Court on Jan. 3.