Mom who overdosed in front of daughter at Family Dollar appears in court

LAWRENCE, MA (WHDH) - A mother who overdosed with her daughter beside her was back in court and admitted the state has a case against her.

Mandy McGowan, 37, of Salem, New Hampshire, had her motion to dismiss the charge denied by a Lawrence District Court judge.

Surveillance video from inside the Lawrence store showed the woman passed out on the floor as her two-year-old daughter tried to wake her up.

Emergency crews revived McGowan, after administering two doses of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses.

The judge continued her case without a finding for two years, during which McGowan must continue to live at a sober house, remain in drug treatment and remain drug free, among other things.

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