Baby pulled from hot car, parents found passed out on drugs

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police have arrested parents of a baby left in a hot car while the adults were passed out inside, high on drugs.

After police arrived on scene, they discovered three individuals inside the car. Myers was holding two syringes and a spoon in his hand, and a 10-month-old baby was inside, unattended. The temperature outside was around 90 degrees at the time.

According to a criminal complaint, Joseph Lewis Myers, 32, was discovered in the driver's seat. Police administered Narcan to Myers, and he was revived. He told police he had parked at the location and used two Xanax bars, as well as heroin.

According to a witness at the scene, the child was left inside the car for about 45 minutes without the car running. She told police she spotted the car, noticed the baby was crying, and then took the baby out of the car.

The baby is expected to make a full recovery.

The baby's father, Myers, as well as Tiffany Mae Freeman, 22, were arrested. They are both charged with child neglect resulting in injury as well as child neglect creating risk of injury.

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