Three people are facing charges after a drug related incident in Roanoke

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Three people have been charged after a drug related incident in Roanoke. 

It happened at 7:25 p.m. at the Dollar General in the 2300 block of Orange Avenue.  

When officers got there, they found two people who had passed out in the front of a vehicle.  

Charles Breedlove and Stephanie Bush were charged with being intoxicated in public after being checked at the scene.  

April Maxwell was found in the back seat, she wasn’t breathing and had to be given Narcan to get her breathing again. 

She was taken to the hospital and later charged with felony child neglect. 

Maxwell’s infant child was unrestrained in a child safety seat in the back seat.  The baby was crying and was cared for by first responders until child protective services came to get the baby.  

Officers also found several items connected to heroin use in the vehicle. 

Here is the press release: 

Date: 2/26/17

Time: 7:25 pm

Location: 2300 block of Orange Avenue NE, the Dollar General store

Officers were called to investigate after responding to a call of three individuals passed out in a car in the parking lot. Two of them were in the front seat of the vehicle. Charles Ivan Breedlove, age 31, of Roanoke was found unconscious in the driver’s seat. Stephanie Marie Bush, age 39, of Roanoke was found passed out in the passenger seat. Both were charged with being intoxicated in public after being checked at the scene by members of Roanoke Fire EMS. April Lynne Maxwell, age 29, of Roanoke was found unresponsive in the back seat. She was not breathing. Roanoke Fire EMS removed her from the car and administered Narcan in order to revive her. She was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Maxwell’s infant child was also found unrestrained in a child safety seat in the back seat. The baby was crying and was cared for by first responders on the scene. The child was determined to be okay and officers called Child Protective Services, who came to pick the child up. Maxwell was subsequently released from CRMH, taken to the Roanoke City Jail, and charged with felony child neglect. Officers seized numerous items of paraphernalia related to heroin use in the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing.

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