Heroin cited in mom's child endangering charges

Posted at 11:58 PM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 23:58:51-04

CINCINNATI -- Charley Moore-Jackson teared up in December thanking a firefighter and police sergeant who helped deliver her baby boy.

Less than a year later, the Bridgetown mother is accused of putting her children's lives in danger.

Last Halloween, while she rode with her father along Harrison Avenue, Moore-Jackson unexpectedly went into labor. One of the twins she carried, a girl, was born in the vehicle; the second baby, a boy, was born at Cheviot Fire Department Station 16. The boy was listless and not breathing, so Firefighter Dave Miller performed CPR until the baby started to breathe on his own.

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The family attended a Cheviot City Council meeting in early December to thank Miller and Sgt. Richard Fenster for helping her and the children.

On Sept. 9, Moore-Jackson was accused of having those twins and her other child in her car while she was high on heroin.

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Moore-Jackson "was witnessed driving her vehicle with three children and appeared to be too impaired to drive," according to criminal complaints filed by the Cincinnati Police Department.

Emergency personnel gave her Narcan, a drug used to treat opiate overdoses. Once she woke up, Moore-Jackson "stated she used heroin today," according to the complaints.

The three criminal complaints -- one filed for each child in the car -- don't indicate where emergency personnel found Moore-Jackson; however, she received a traffic ticket the same day, listing a location on Shepherd Creek Road near Colerain Avenue.

WCPO was unable to reach Moore-Jackson or her attorney for comment.

Moore-Jackson pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor counts of endangering children. She is free on bond and is scheduled to be in court again Sept. 29.