A Worth mother is facing drug charges after she reportedly dropped a purse full of hypodermic needles and heroin while at the Palos Hills Pizza Hut.
Christina Zila, 36, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug equipment and two counts of endangering the life of a child, Palos Hills police said.
Officers were called at about 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 to the Pizza Hut at 11101 Southwest Highway, where they found Zila inside the restaurant. Employees reportedly told police they were concerned for her children because of how she was acting.
When approached, Zila asked to talk with officers at the Palos Hills Police Department instead of inside the restaurant.
As they were leaving, Zila reportedly dropped her purse. Police said numerous needles and baggies with what later tested positive for heroin fell out.
Zila was taken to bond court in downtown Chicago. The Department of Children and Family Services was called regarding her children.
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