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Heroin addict found unconscious in running car on Route 17 with young son in back indicted for child abuse

Photo Credit: Courtesy UPPER SADDLE RIVER PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A former River Edge woman found passed out on the center console of her car on the shoulder of Route 17 — the engine running and her 3-year-old son crying in the back seat — was indicted on child abuse charges.

The indictment returned by a grand jury in Hackensack also charges Jennifer Feola with heroin possession.

Responding to a 911 call from a local business owner the night of Jan. 25, officers arrested Feola, 38, after finding her unconscious and the blond-headed boy in back, police said at the time.

They seized 32 bags of heroin, a hypodermic needle and a crack pipe, Detective Lt. Edward Kane told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

The state Division of Child Protection and Permanency placed the youngster with a family member.

Feola, currently of the Orange County town of New Windsor in New York, posted $15,000 bail and was released from the Bergen County Jail three days after her arrest.


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