Mom faces trial in McDonald's play area overdose

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- A woman police say overdosed on heroin with her boyfriend at a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati is facing trial.

Thirty-three-year-old Tamica Jeffers was scheduled Monday for a nonjury trial in Hamilton County. She is charged with two misdemeanor counts of child endangering.

Emergency crews responded to a March 9 call about two unresponsive adults in the fast-food restaurant's indoor play area. They needed emergency treatment to recover from what police called "life-threatening overdoses." Authorities said the Dillsboro, Ind., couple acknowledged using heroin while with two children, a 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy.

Jeffers' attorney didn't respond immediately to a message for comment.

Last week, a judge sentenced 37-year-old Robert Palmer to six months in jail in the case, after his conviction on two misdemeanor counts after a nonjury trial.

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