NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — Two women have been arrested after they were found passed out in the Walmart parking lot, with three children in the back seat.
Nicholasville police said just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, an officer observed two women slumping over in a Nissan Rogue that was still running at the Nicholasville Walmart. The officer attempted to knock on the windows of the vehicle, and the driver, Melanie Coffey, 50, and passenger, Tori McQuay, 31, remained unconscious.
Fearing the women were suffering an overdose, the responding officer opened the passenger side door, and McQuay regained consciousness. It was noted in court documents that she had “pinpoint pupils” and appeared drowsy. When the officer opened the driver’s side door, Coffey started to fall out of the vehicle.
Court documents report that McQuay’s three young children were in the back seat, all under the age of four.
“The children were filthy, had soiled diapers, and one of the children was completely covered by items stuffed in the car,” Nicholasville police said.
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McQuay and Coffey were arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor, public intoxication of a controlled substance, possession of heroin, buying or possessing heroin, and possession of marijuana. Both women were booked into the Jessamine County Detention Center.