Worth Mom Drops Purse Full of Heroin in Front of Police at Pizza Hut

Christina Zila faces multiple charges, including two counts of endangering the life of a child.

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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Ashley December 07, 2012 at 12:21 AM
That is not your place to talk crap about someone else's life that you Know nothing about. This is my mother and for you to say that is completly wrong. You do not know what actually happend so shame on you for saying something like that about someone.
Ashley December 07, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Well the kids are fine, believe me i am one of them. This article is inaccurate. So how about you just keep your opinions to yourself and go do something that is actually helpful towards someones life.
Josephine M December 10, 2012 at 04:57 PM
Anthony & Ashley, Instead of defending your mother, perhaps you should look into getting her some help. When your mother committed this crime, she made it our business. I pity you children that had to witness her getting arrested with a purse full of needles & heroin. Hopefully you will not follow in her sad footsteps. Nobody is at fault for any of this except her. We all make choices in life, unfortunately your mother made terrible ones. Hopefully she will learn from this, and so will you..
lee December 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Actually, I never said it was "my" apartment Ashley. I lived in the building next them. So how would you know it was the people downstairs? You didn't live their. And funny how your mom and her boyfriend took off the day of the robbery and never returned for their things and rather sent friends to get their stuff. I know the lady who lived their and her husband and they were decent people who were nice and never caused problems. Breaking into a neighbors house is like breaking into ours! The cops were always in and out next door and who was in cuffs? Your mom. Granted I didn't know them personally, but from how everyone is talking and now she's in the newspaper, maybe she needs serious help! I'm not saying she is a bad person on the inside, but her actions are serious and can't be ignored. Maybe jail time will help her sober out and get her the help she needs so she can better her life and be there as a mom to her kids. Heroin is serious and all it takes is one wrong dose and she won't be here....what's more important, protecting your mothers reputation or protecting your mothers life and realizing she needs help and for you guys to get her that help she needs?
lee December 22, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Sorry, there, not their.


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