Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Drugs in Breastmilk (and not the prescription kind, either)

Oregon resident Jennie Thomas was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to a felony charge of "Forcible Ingestion of a Controlled Substance" after breastfeeding her baby boy while high on methamphetamines. She was sentenced to the maximum penalty of a year and a half in prison.
Thomas now has the distinction of being the first Oregon mother convicted for the crime of putting her child in harm's way through one of the most intimate connections a mother and child can share.
Link: Meth mom gets maximum sentence in landmark case

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