Parents charged with child endangerment after being found in car during suspected opioid overdose

- Authorities have charged the parents of an 8-year-old boy with child endangerment after they were found suffering from apparent drug overdoses inside a parked vehicle with their child nearby.

Deputies in Fauquier County responded to a 7-Eleven at Catlett Road and Marsh Road in Bealeton just before midnight Friday for the report of an unconscious woman in a car parked outside of the store, officials said.

According to Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. James Hartman, when the deputies arrived, they found 28-year-old Alicia Rae Gribble and 37-year-old Larry Augustus Washington II both appearing to be suffering from an opioid overdose inside a white Toyota. Gribble was found not breathing.

“They removed the female from the car and immediately performed life-saving measures to include administering NARCAN,” said Sgt. Hartman.

While the couple was being treated at the scene, deputies and medics found their 8-year-old son on the sidewalk. He has been turned over to the Department of Social Services, officials said.

The parents were transported to the emergency room at Fauquier Hospital and later taken into custody after they were released from the hospital.

Gribble and Washington were both charged with child endangerment. Gribble also faces charges for DUI and driving on a suspended license.

They are being held at the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center without bond.

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