Police: Crackpipes, needles left with child while mom overdoses outside

A Harmony Township mother was charged after she was found suffering from an overdose in a yard, leaving her 6-year-old son alone in an apartment.

Police say Angela Bartling, 35, was found unresponsive in a yard in the 600 block of Duss Avenue in Ambridge at 6:40 a.m. on July 19th.

Heroin needles and several crack pipes were reportedly found mixed into her child’s crayon boxes.

Police told WPXI Bartling had overdosed on heroin, leaving her young son alone for potentially hours in her nearby apartment.  She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Bartling is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and is scheduled to appear in court on September 13th.

WPXI reports that Bartling has since been evicted from the apartment and a police report says her son was placed into a foster home.

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