SPANAWAY, Wash. (PIX 11) -- A Washington mother faces multiple counts after allegedly injecting heroin into her three children, calling it "sleep juice" and "feel good medicine."
Ashlee Hutt, 24, pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree child assault, child endangerment and delivery of a controlled substance to a person under 18. The children's father, 25-year-old Leroy McIver, also pleaded not guilty to the same charges in September.
During the arraignment Monday, chilling details from the affidavit emerged, KIRO reports.
"Some of the statements (the children) made were very disturbing about how they would get sleeping juice to go sleep," said Ed Troyer, spokesperson for the Pierce County Sheriff's Office.
The 6-year-old son said "his mom and dad (gave) him and his sisters the 'feel good medicine,'" which he described as a white powder mixed with water. The boy said his parents "used a needle to inject the 'feel good medicine' into him and his sisters" before bedtime, according to the document.
Child Protective Services launched an investigation in 2015 after getting a call from a witness who allegedly watched Hutt injecting her children -- ages 2, 4, and 6 -- with heroin.
CPS investigators also said they found discarded needles and rat feces in the home during their investigation, which lasted from May to November, 2015.
Tests revealed trace amounts of heroin in the blood of two of the children, but not the third. Investigators reported that the children had bruises and marks on their bodies that were consistent with needle injections.
As soon as the investigation concluded, CPS placed all three children in foster care.
Devastating! This is heartbreaking and it is going on all over our country! People complained about the photo recently showing a mom on heroin with a needle in her hand passed out in her car while her baby cried in the back seat? A picture is worth a thousand words, and there are no doubt so many pictures unseen!
I'm guessing there's gonna be some "feel good " medicine waiting in prison for these people, even in jail they have a code of ethics when it comes to kids
The drug epidemic is raging across this country. People are overdosing daily and dying. The supply needs to be stopped. Yet, it seems like no one is talking about it. Children are suffering at the hands of drug addicted parents.
Kids will go to sleep on their own, if they are on a routine schedule. No need to give them heroin to go to bed. Obviously, no need to give it to them at all!!!
We spade or neuter animals so they can't bear any more... That's what needs to be done to people such as this woman and the woman that was found passed out in her car with a crying 10 month baby and lets not forget the woman passed out in the aisle in Walmart with her toddler crying trying to wake her up . They should not be allowed to bring children into the world... They only have them to get that welfare money...costing us taxpayers $$$$$$ with their addictions.. I hope they find, decent and loving homes for those children....
This is exactly what "white trash" looks like , do you not agree?
Nuff said , but hey , that's just me and the way I roll .