Charges: Mom Regularly Gave Daughter, 12, Heroin
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A woman is accused of regularly giving her 12-year-old daughter heroin that led to the girl being hospitalized for withdrawal in Minneapolis.
The 37-year-old mother allegedly admitted to smoking the drug with her daughter three times a day.
Investigators say the woman justified it by saying the girl likes to do the same things she does.
The mother is facing charges including felony child endangerment, second-degree drug sale and motor vehicle theft.
The girl was with her mother on Oct. 14 when the woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at the Mall of America.
The mother is jailed in Hennepin County. Her public defender didn't immediately return a call Monday. The mother's name is being withheld to protect the girl's identity.
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