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Are You Freakin' Kidding Me?

>> Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I was searching for video of a story I saw last night on our local CBS station when I saw this headline: Mother Gets Probation For Giving Toddler Cocaine

OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- An Oskaloosa woman has received five years of probation for
giving cocaine to her 1-year-old son.

Alicia Boyd-Reynolds had pleaded
guilty to neglect of a dependent person, child endangerment and cocaine
possession. She received a combined 13-year prison sentence, but a judge
suspended the punishment last week.

As part of the plea agreement, the
judge imposed a five-year no-contact order between Reynolds and her son, ordered
her to complete a drug treatment program and serve one year at a halfway house.

Reynolds was arrested last March for putting cocaine on her child's

A judge suspended the punishment? This woman endangered her child and was in possession of an illegal drug and the judge thought it was a good idea to place her on probation?

Maybe I'm heartless, maybe the woman has a "disease"... But to harm your child? I think that deserves some jail time. She got away with a slap on the wrist.


cchuff 5:55 PM  

Ah.......but here is what was not in the paper. She cannot see her child AT ALL for 5 years, she has to live in a halfway house for 1 year and has to complete a treatment program. If she violates any of those, she goes straight to jail. In the meantime, while living in the halfway house, she has to hold a job and pay part of her own expenses instead of living off the state.

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