A Mother Passed Out On a Road Because Of a Heroin Overdose. His 12-year-old Daughter Called The Police

(WAB NEWS) – A 12-year-old girl called police after her mother passed out from a heroin overdose on the side of the road in Volusia County, Florida, Thursday night.

The woman's daughter called 911 from the family minivan that was parked on the side of I-4 after the mother, Tiffany Smith, stopped and lost consciousness, said the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in a press release on its website.

"Um, my mother doesn't wake up and we're on I-4 in the car," says the daughter in a panic voice in a 911 call issued by the agency.


When the agents arrived, they found Smith unconscious with his 12-year-old daughter, a 7-year-old boy, a 1-year-old boy and two dogs in the minivan.

Paramedics gave him a dose of Narcan to revive her, police said. Afterwards, it can be heard in the camera images of the paramedics' body telling agents that he was on a five-hour trip with his children to visit his sister in South Carolina when he began to experience back pain.

"I honestly took heroin because my back hurt," Smith, 28, told the cops.

"Is it something you should take for your back?" Asks a policeman.

"No, but I didn't have pain relievers and my back was hurting and I'm doing a five-hour trip," he replied.

Smith was taken to the AdventHealth Fish Memorial hospital in stable condition. She was accused of negligence but was not immediately jailed while waiting for her treatment in the hospital, police said.

The children were not injured and were placed in the custody of their grandmother, police said in the statement. The dogs were delivered to animal control officials.