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2 children rescued from car after 2 adults passed out

July 8, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say two children were rescued from the back of a car after two adults were found passed out.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says passers-by noticed two small children trapped in the back of a parked car near Interstate 275 in Tampa on Sunday.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Isabel Castillo says 37-year-old Scott Moreno and 32-year-old passenger Shikira Ford were found unresponsive in the car. They were revived with naloxone, a live-saving medication that halts opioid overdoses. Deputies found narcotics inside the vehicle.

The two children were uninjured. Authorities weren’t releasing their ages.

Both adults face child neglect charges. The sheriff’s office says Moreno will be charged with driving under the influence.

Online court records weren’t posted early Monday, so it was unclear if they had lawyers.

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