Sheriff: Mother snorts drugs, passes out with kids in car

Kendra Crain.
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A Blount County woman faces charges after deputies say she took drugs and passed out in the car with her two young children.

Blount County Sheriff's deputies responded to a Maryville apartment building shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday where they found 28-year-old Kendra Crain unconscious in the driver's seat of a van. A 10-month-old and a toddler were in the back seat. 

A friend who was in the passenger seat of the van said they both swallowed and snorted a mix of prescription drugs, deputies said. 

After Crain passed out, the friend left and sent a Facebook message to the father of the children to tell him what was happening. The father then called 911. 

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Deputies said they did not know how long after Crain passed out that they were called. 

Crain faces charges of child abuse and neglect.