Ashlee Hutt, a 24-year-old mother of three in Washington State, is being accused of giving her small children heroin as “feel-good medicine.”
Charges: Ashlee Hutt, 24, injected heroin into her children ages 2, 4, & 6. They reportedly called it "feel good medicine" pic.twitter.com/00zyAqeVOm
— Kevin McCarty (@KevinKIRO7) October 31, 2016
She faces three counts each of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a minor, second-degree criminal mistreatment and second-degree child assault. Her bail has been set at $100,000.
Ashlee’s boyfriend, 25-year-old Mac McIver, faces the same charges.
via The News Tribune:
On Nov. 15, 2015, Child Protective Services investigators removed a 6-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 2-year-old girl from Hutt and McIver’s home because there was heroin in the house, as well as needles and rat droppings.
CPS employees noticed marks, bruising and cuts on the younger girl’s body, indicative of heroin injection.
The oldest child was interviewed a month later and described being choked by McIver and then injected with “feel good medicine.”
He said his parents mixed a white powder with water, then used a needle to inject it into him and his sisters. He said they usually went to sleep afterward.
The 2-year-old girl tested positive for heroin through a hair follicle test two months later.
CPS investigators interviewed Hutt and McIver, who admitted to being heroin addicts and talked about other people at their house using heroin.
Those poor babies.