An unsupervised 7-year-old girl who was wandering on Tuesday through a north Baton Rouge drug store, crying as she told customers that her mother was passed out in the bathroom led police to arrest the Port Allen woman who had overdosed on heroin.
When Baton Rouge police arrived at the store at 5540 Plank Road, about 6:30 p.m., they found 35-year-old Shannon Nicole Dupre passed out on the bathroom floor with a tourniquet around her arm and suspected heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia spread out on the floor next to her, the police report says.
Dupre’s daughter told detectives that her mother began injecting narcotics in the bathroom and passed out, according to the report.
Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services staff told investigators Dupre “had died and was revived with Narcan,” a drug administered to block the effects of heroin and reverse an overdose, the report says.
EMS took Dupre to Lane Regional Medical Center, but she was later released into police custody.
City police booked Dupre, 1044 W. Acadian Bayou, into Parish Prison on one count each of child desertion, cruelty to juveniles, illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile, possession of marijuana, possession of Schedule I drugs, possession of Schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.