Two Florida mothers are facing charges of child neglect after they bought heroin from a drug dealer and snorted it in their parked SUV – with their infant children, aged one and two months of age, in the back of the vehicle. One of the women overdosed and became unconscious and the second started convulsing.

According to Boynton Beach Police, the two women had originally met while pregnant and attending a drug rehabilitation program. The pair reportedly bonded over their similar due dates. However, it seems the rehab program had a limited effect on the two women.

Two mothers buy heroin and snort it in the vehicle

As reported by WPTV, 27-year-old Kristen O’Connor and her 28-year-old friend June Schweinhart bought $60 worth of heroin from O’Connor’s dealer on Thursday, to split between the pair. They reportedly each snorted what O’Connor described as a “small amount” of the heroin in the front of the SUV while parked in a parking garage. O’Connor had reportedly asked Schweinhart to sit in the driver’s seat as she believed she could handle the car better under the influence of heroin. Both their infants were on the back seat of the vehicle at the time.

Woman starts convulsing after snorting heroin

According to police, shortly after snorting the heroin, O’Connor began to convulse and became unresponsive, leading to Schweinhart calling 911.

A passerby saw what was happening and stopped to help Schweinhart, taking over the phone to speak to the emergency dispatcher. On the 911 call, Schweinhart could reportedly be heard repeatedly saying “Oh my God” as she also started convulsing.

After Boynton Beach police arrived on the scene, both women were arrested on child neglect charges and taken to the Palm Beach County Jail, while their children were placed with the Florida Department of Children.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, both infants have since been released to family members.

Mothers to have limited contact with their infants

O’Connor has since been released on a $4,500 bond, while Schweinhart is still in custody on a $3,000 bond. A judge decided on Friday that O’Connor can only see her child if the infant’s grandmother is present, while Schweinhart must take a weekly drug test and can only spend time with her infant if another adult is present.

In a post on their Facebook page, the Boynton Beach police shared the story in the hope of preventing such a near-tragedy happening again. The post went on to say they hope the incident serves as a wake-up call for the two mothers in question and that they will both seek further treatment for their drug addiction.