Rhonda Pasek, the despicable grandmother pictured in a viral photo passed out from a heroin OD with a male friend in an SUV while her 4-year-old grandson was seated in the back seat, was sentenced jail Wednesday.

Reports say Pasek will serve 180 days in jail after pleading no contest to charges of endangering a child, public intoxication, and a seat belt violation.



She was sent back to the Columbiana County jail, said Gisele Stevenson, a deputy municipal court clerk in East Liverpool, Ohio. “She will serve the entire 180 days,” Stevenson said. It was the latest setback for 50-year-old Pasek, who lives in West Virginia, across the Ohio River from East Liverpool. According to her sister, she has struggled with substance abuse addiction for many years. “I don’t condone what she did, but she is not a bad person,” her sister, who asked not to be identified by name, told NBC News. “She loves that boy.” nbcnews


Several days after Pasek was arrested on Sept. 7, custody of the boy was awarded to his great aunt and great uncle, who live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, officials said.