SC children found unattended with parents passed out from using heroin


SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Spartanburg police say charges will be filed after two children were found unattended with their parents who had passed out after using heroin, according to WHNS.

When officers responded to the Creek Ridge Apartments/Hillcrest Commons, they found a woman and her boyfriend passed out from using the drug. Also inside the apartment, they found an 8-month-old infant and a 20-month-old child lying on the floor unattended.

The children were immediately taken into protective custody.

The children’s father, 24-year-old Caleb Burgess, was arrested for child endangerment. The children’s mother, 24-year-old Gina Gaudiano, was taken to the hospital for a heroin overdose. She is also expected to face charges.



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