An O’Fallon woman faces criminal charges after police said she used heroin in front of her 4- and 6-year-old children Wednesday.
April Cronin, 28, of the 900 block of Winged Foot Drive in O’Fallon, was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree child endangerment and two counts of second-degree child endangerment.
St. Louis County Police said Cronin and a driver were in the front seat of a car when she used heroin at about 12:40 p.m. Wednesday at 8007 West Florissant Road in Jennings.
Cronin’s 4- and 6-year-old children were in the back seat. St. Louis County prosecutors charged her with first-degree endangerment for that action.
Police also said there was an uncapped, used hypodermic needle in the backseat between the two unrestrained children, prompting the two second-degree charges.
Bail for Cronin was set at $20,000.
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