Nathan Carroll charged with endangering children, driving under revocation or suspension, and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Carroll was found in the vehicle after driving off the road and he “showed commonly recognized signs of a heroin or opiate overdose,” cops said. He had nearly a struck a tree, according to Lorain cops.
When speaking with Carroll, an officer noted his “drowsy demeanor” and “droopy” eyelids. They gave him naloxone and transported him to a hospital. The child was unharmed.
Following up, officers went o the couple’s home to advise Schigel to come to the scene. A young girl answered the door and said her mother was upstairs.
The child said “mommy was sleeping and they could not wake her up,” the officer reported: “I then observed the female later identified as Samantha Schigel at the top of the stairwell begin swaying,” a Lorain officer wrote in the police report. “I assisted the female downstairs to speak with her and could immediately tell that she was under the influence of a narcotic. Her pupils were the size of needle points and she could barely stand.”
Samantha Schigel charged with endangering children
Schigel who was hospitalized as well, later told officers that they “had been snorting a substance they believed to be heroin” when Carroll decided to go get some food.
“I don’t remember passing out,” she said
Three kids involved in the incidents were not Carroll’s kids, according to police. A total of five children were released into the custody of two different grandparents.
Carroll was hit with numerous charges, including endangering children, driving under revocation or suspension, and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Schigel was busted for endangering children.