NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) -- Two parents are charged with child neglect after police say they overdosed in a car at a Nashville gas station while a baby was in the back seat.
Stephen Tant, 41, and Florence Bowden, 32, were arrested and booked into the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility late Wednesday night.
An arrest warrant alleges someone saw the two individuals unconscious inside a vehicle at a gas station on Old Hickory Boulevard near Ashland City Highway. There was a baby in the back seat and the keys were in the ignition, the paperwork states. A bystander reportedly removed the key from the ignition and the baby from the vehicle, then called 911.
The Nashville Fire Department used Narcan to revive Tant, who was in the driver’s seat, and Bowden, his passenger, police said. Both were transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center for treatment.
When Tant was questioned, the warrant alleges he admitted the two ran out of Suboxone, so they went to get heroin to “relieve the pain.” The heroin was purchased in Bordeaux, where the two used it, then drove to the gas station, where they were found, according to the police report.
The two suspects are charged with child neglect, DUI with a child and possession of drug paraphernalia. Tant also faced an additional charge of possession of a controlled substance.