Reva Mcchullough, the mother of the ‘heroin boy’ whose picture went viral last week, now wants to win back custody of her 4-year-old son.
The four-year-old boy was photographed while seated in the backseat of a car with his unconscious grandmother, Rhonda Pasek, 50, and boyfriend James Lee Acord, 47. The two have passed out from what police believe, a case of heroin overdose.
Mother’s Drug Problem
The boy’s mother, Mccullough, 25, who works as a stripper, told Daily Mail that she wanted her boy back after seeing what happened to her son while under the care of her ex-boyfriend’s mother. Mccullough had two more children with Pasek’s son, Devon. But the two are no longer living together.
She admitted using crack and marijuana for years, but claimed that she never used heroin. The same incident with the boy has put a face on America’s worsening heroin problem, which became a serious problem in some parts of the country.
Reports also showed that the boy, along with his two more siblings, have been passed around since birth between the warring families. Mccullough lost her custody right over the four-year-old boy because of her drug use.
“I’ve made a lot of bad decisions in my life, I just went wild when I was 18. I don’t take drugs any more. I haven’t even had a drink all night. Ironically I have never taken heroin,” Mccullough told Daily Mail.
The East Liverpool police in Ohio, who chanced upon the unconscious Pasek and Acord has posted an unaltered photo of the incident with the child seated at the back. This has drawn controversy with the Pasek family cried foul not only for Rhonda and her boyfriend, but also for the child.
But the East Liverpool police did not issue an apology for issuing the unaltered photo, saying heroin menace is not only a problem in Ohio, but it has also become a national concern, the NBC News reported.