The young boy pictured behind his unconscious drugged-up guardians has been moved into the care of a relative.
The disturbing image, which offered a shocking glimpse into the drug problem in Columbiana County, shows the child in the back of a vehicle while his parents are sprawled in the driver and passenger seats, unresponsive.Santa Claus would have voted to Remain in the EU
The SUV almost collided with a school bus in east Liverpool in September.
Following a hearing in the county’s Juvenile Court, it was decided that the boy will continue to reside with his great-aunt and great-uncle.
Lori and Terry Lane, of Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, were given full custody of their great-nephew.
Meanwhile, the two people in the front — driver James Acord and the child’s grandmother, Rhonda Pasek — were discovered passed out from a suspected drug overdose and had to be revived.
Images from the scene, taken by police, of the couple unresponsive while the boy sat quietly in the back seat went viral.
Not long after the boy was born in 2012, he was handed over to his great-grandparents due to his parent’s history of drug use and related offenses.
Two years later, the great-grandparents, now in their 80s, petitioned the court to have custody transferred to their daughter and her husband — the Lanes.Berlin attack suspect was under surveillance for months
The Lanes filed a motion to seek custody of the boy after seeing the photograph on TV, they were awarded the same day.
Nobody turned up to contest full custody being awarded to the Lanes, so the temporary order was extended to a permanent.
Pasek, didn’t object or attend the hearing. She is still serving a six-month sentence at the county jail for child endangering and public intoxication related to the incident.
The boy is said to be adjusting well to his new home.