A mother is facing child neglect charges after she overdosed on heroin while driving with her children on a Florida highway Thursday night, Oct. 31.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released part of the 911 call made by the suspect’s 12-year-old daughter Friday, Nov. 1.

The girl can be heard sobbing and desperately pleading for help after realizing her mother lost consciousness.

“My mom won’t wake up and we’re on I-4 in the car,” she told deputies.

Two little brothers of the girl, a 1-year-old and 7-year-old, were also in the minivan at the time.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found 28-year-old Tiffany Smith passed out in the driver’s seat.

She was revived with Narcan, an anti-overdose medication, from paramedics and transported to the hospital.

She will be taken into custody after receiving medical treatment, authorities said.

Smith said she pulled over to take some heroin after experiencing back pain, according to police.

The children are now placed in the custody of their grandmother.


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