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Mom whose Jailed Daughter Died on Drugs she Brought to Her gets Prison-Time

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    COVINGTON, Ky. -- A northern Kentucky woman has been sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison after providing drugs to her jailed daughter, who later died of an overdose.

    Local news outlets report that 44-year-old Kimberly Mullins of Crittenden was sentenced Thursday to 224 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and morphine.

    Mullins had confessed to regularly sending heroin to her daughter, while she was an inmate in the Kenton County jail. She also confessed to buying a fentanyl and morphine mixture, thinking she was buying heroin.

    The Kentucky Department of Justice says Mullin's daughter, Jamie Green, overdosed on Sept. 5, 2015.

    Two inmates have also been convicted after pleading guilty to being a part of the conspiracy.


    AP via CBS News/Aug. 12, 2016
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mother-sent-heroin-to-jailed-daughter-who-fatally-overdosed/
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    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

Comments

  1. Name goes here
    What do we want to bet that she was initially jailed for drug related crimes? If addiction is a dieses, the courts are imprisoning the sick. Seems asinine to me. With that said, sending drugs into a jail should land you behind bars. There's no way to test the drugs when in jail so what might not have killed her had she taken a test dose took her life. Sad all around.
  2. Beenthere2Hippie
    I fully agree with the concerning points you've raised, NGH. As a mom, though, I cannot get my head or heart off the never-ending and haunting guilt this women will likely face for the rest of her natural life.

    It's all just a shame, since it's just as likely that her daughter was in jail on drug charges, it is likely the mom was fully ill-informed on the nature of the drugs she brought to her daughter, and had no true idea what danger she was placing her child or herself in. We need better drug education, as well as better control over drug use in jail, but I'm not sure we'll get it anytime soon.
  3. LadySue
    Or the mom used with her and was just keeping her supplied. A friend of mine has a mom that was smoking crack with her at age 16 and through the years has continued to smoke with her along with shooting heroin with her. Blows my mind.

    Incredibly sad story!
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