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Cops: Mom gave pot to kids ages 1, 4, 7 By Eileen Kelley • ekelley@enquirer.com • October 28, 2010 MADISONVILLE - The girl was nonchalant about it: she smokes pot. She is just 7. The child told investigators that over the course of months she and her siblings routinely smoked pot. They are just 4 and 1. Child welfare investigators learned of the allegation in late September when the 7-year-old told an adult about the drug use. On Wednesday, their mother, Valerie Cecil, 25, of Stewart Road in Madisonville, was arrested on three counts of corrupting with drugs. The charges are felonies and she faces 4 ½ years in prison if the charges go forward and she is convicted. Additional charges for Cecil as well as additional arrests of other adults could be forthcoming, said Megan Shanahan, a prosecutor on the case. Prosecutors and police say Cecil would blow the marijuana smoke into the faces of the children and have them open their mouths so that she could directly blow the smoke into their mouths and systems. Shanahan said the pot smoking was a routine occurrence and had been going on for months. Two of the children got to the point where they could smoke a marijuana cigarette on their own. “I cannot believe that this woman can call herself a mother,” Shanahan said. “… to forcibly have her children use marijuana is repulsive.” This is the first arrest for Cecil, who appeared before Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory on Thursday. Mallory allowed her to remain free without having to post bond. Brian Gregg, a spokesman with the Department of Job and Family Services said the three children have been taken out of the mother’s home and are with other family members. more http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20101028/NEWS010701/310280014/1167/NEWS/Cops-Mom-gave-pot-to-young-kids Valerie Cecil http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?template=zoom&Site=AB&Date=20101028&Category=NEWS010701&ArtNo=310280014&Ref=AR&Profile=1167

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Keeping pot illegal wouldn't have prevented this (clearly, b/c it already was illegal), and legalizing it wouldn't encourage it. This woman was an idiot, who deserves to be in jail, but had she given the kid booze or cigarettes would you be saying those should be illegal... More
Answered By: jaymes_07 - 10/30/2010
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While I do agree that this woman deserves to be in jail, this is no different than the "mothers" out there that routinely give their kids cough syrup to get them to go to sleep rather than deal with the children. It really doesn't matter if the drug used is legal or not.
Answered By: Drixnot - 10/30/2010
 
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