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Mom, Daughter Arrested For Shooting Up Heroin With Baby In Backseat Of Car

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A mother and daughter were arrested after police say they were caught shooting up heroin outside of a Sheetz in Greensburg with a 6-month-old baby in the back seat.

Police say a CYS worker who just happened to be stopping at the Sheetz on Harvey Street noticed someone parked at the pumps injecting themselves.

"The daughter was shooting heroin into the mother's arm while at the gas pumps," said Capt. Chad Zucco, of Greensburg Police.

Inside the car were 43-year-old Karen Gillespie and her daughter 23-year-old Courtney Jording, as well as a 6-month-old baby girl. Police say the baby had a dirty diaper and the car seat wasn't secured.

"The car seat was not secured," Capt. Zucco said. "It was just sitting in the back seat; further, the child had a wet diaper. They looked in the car to find diapers for the baby and there were none."

Police say they also found 41 stamp bags of heroin, 16 empty bags, four syringes and two spoons.

Both women were charged on multiple drug counts, criminal conspiracy and endangering the welfare of a child.

They were taken to the Westmoreland County Jail and are being held on $10,000 straight cash bond.

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