Maine woman whose child got into cocaine sentenced

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman whose 18-month-old daughter swallowed cocaine is going to jail for 90 days.

Twenty-two-year-old Jillian Jones of Bingham was sentenced Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court after pleading guilty in October to endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of cocaine.

Police say the child apparently got into the drugs in June while playing unsupervised at a home in Oakland where Jones was living with the child's father. The baby was taken to a hospital after Jones called 911 to report her daughter wasn't breathing.

Jones apologized at her sentencing and told the judge that she's going to be the best mother she can be from here on out.

The Kennebec Journal ( ) reported that the drug has had no lasting effects on the toddler.

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ERNEST LABBE's picture

Talk about

Talk about a slap on the wrist. I would hope that DHHS has taken the child away. The judge should be disbarred for handing down a sentence like that.

Matt Sullivan's picture

Wow 90 days is not enough

Wow 90 days is not enough

Callie Pecunies's picture

90 days, that's all?

Doesn't seem long enough for leaving a baby unsupervised where she could get into the parents' cocaine.


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