Man who overdosed on heroin convicted of child endangering

An Indiana man who police say overdosed on heroin in a McDonald’s play area has been convicted of child endangering.
Associated Press
Mar 28, 2014


Hamilton County Municipal Judge Cheryl Grant convicted Robert Palmer, 37, Thursday on two misdemeanor charges after a nonjury trial. She scheduled sentencing for April 14.

The fire department in Green Township, just west of Cincinnati, responded to a call March 9 about two unresponsive adults in the fast-food restaurant’s indoor play area. They recovered after emergency treatment for what police say were “lifethreatening overdoses” of heroin.

Authorities said the couple from Dillsboro, Ind., acknowledged using heroin while with two children, a 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy.

Attorney Michael J. Trapp said Palmer is remorseful and had no intent to harm children.

A trial for Tamica Jeffers, 33, is still pending.