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Drug possession: Parents who passed out in car after taking HEROIN while toddler sat in the backseat

The man and woman disgracefully pictured passed out in a car allegedly overdosed on heroin as a toddler was in the backseat have lengthy criminal records.

An Ohio police department in Ohio published images of the parents - identified as 50-year-old Rhonda Pasek, whose toddler was in the car, and 47-year-old James Acord - on the City of Liverpool's Facebook page.

Acord, who was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering children, and slowing or stopping in a road for this incident, has a laundry-list of offenses dating back to the early 1990s.
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The 47-year-old has previously been charged with crimes ranging from robbery to drinking in public in Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Ohio.
He also has a history with substance abuse and run-ins with the law in West Virginia.

His history includes multiple arrests on DUI charges, most recently in March of this year. 

In relation to Thursday's charges, he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 180 days in jail for each of the first two, according to The Weirton Daily Times. The last count of impeding traffic was dropped. Acord's punishment also includes a three-year license suspension and a $475 fine, WTOV reported.
On Thursday, Pasek was charged with endangering children, public intoxication and not wearing a seatbelt. She pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $150,000 bond pending her next court appearance scheduled for September 15.
She also has a history of arrests and substance abuse, including a drug possession charge in 2011. Court records in Pennsylvania include past charges of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
People responded to the pictures on Facebook, with many praising police for sharing them.

'I usually don't have many words of praise for law enforcement actions but these pictures needed to be posted with the way things are going in Ohio. People need to take a cold hard look at what this epidemic is truly doing and all the risks associated with it. This is the worst epidemic I've ever seen, and scares the living hell out of me. I applaud you all 4 (sic) stepping up and addressing this issue head on,' Hiiedi Hahn wrote.

'These photos you posted are the frightening reality to addiction. I think you did the right thing by posting these photos. We need to share information and lend a hand to those in need that want help,' Brandon Cordova said.
'I just saw the pictures of the kid with the junkie parent(s) and if it takes ugly pictures of the realities of drug addiction to wake people up and stop being all "feel good" then by all means keep them coming until families fight back against this scourge,' Tony Taylor added.

However, other accused the police of exploiting the parents and their child just to 'make a point'.