HAMBURG — Police say the cries of a 5-year-old girl locked in a 7-Eleven bathroom with her mother who had overdosed on heroin brought help to the mom who now faces child endangerment charges.

According to a story in the New Jersey Herald, 26-year-old Kassandra Postel regained consciousness on her own during the Aug. 20 incident. Police said store employees had gotten access to the bathroom before officers arrived on the scene where they found her laying on the bathroom floor.

When officers did arrive on scene they found hypodermic needles and 10 bags of suspected heroin, according to the Herald. She was charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, but did not face drug-related charges due to the Overdose Prevention Act, the report noted.

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Contact reporter Adam Hochron at 609-359-5326 or Adam.Hochron@townsquaremedia.com

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