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Couple found passed out in car with baby

AAP logoAAP 30/09/2016

A toddler has been taken into care and a man and woman charged after the pair were allegedly found unconscious in a car in western Sydney with the child in the back seat.

The 15-month-old girl was found in the car with the 24-year-old man and 34-year-old woman in Penrith shortly before midday on Friday.

Police arrested the pair, seizing synthetic cannabis and drug paraphernalia.

The man and woman were charged with child neglect and possession of a prohibited drug.

Police could not confirm the relationships of the pair to the child or each other.

The incident comes three weeks after US police released shocking pictures of a couple passed out in their car after allegedly taking heroin, with a child in the back seat.

The images went viral after they were posted on the Facebook page of the City of East Liverpool police, Ohio, in an attempt to warn people of the dangers of drug use.

The couple arrested on Friday will face Penrith Court on October 31 and the child has been taken into the care of Family and Community and Services.

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