CINCINNATI (AP) — A father has been sentenced to six months in jail for child endangering after police said he and his girlfriend overdosed on heroin in a McDonald's play area near Cincinnati.
Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Palmer was sentenced Monday by a Hamilton County municipal judge, who convicted him last month on two misdemeanor charges after a nonjury trial.
Emergency crews responded to a March 9 call about two unresponsive adults in the fast-food restaurant's indoor play area. They needed emergency treatment to recover from what police called "life-threatening overdoses."
Authorities said the couple from Dillsboro, Ind., acknowledged using heroin while with two children, a 5-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy. Palmer is the girl's father; the boy's relationship with the couple wasn't made clear.
Attorney Michael J. Trapp says Palmer is very sorry.