( 4UMF NEWS ) Mom Shoots 14-Year-Old Daughter Up With Heroin:
A Pennsylvania mother of two is accused of getting her teenage daughter hooked on heroin and injecting her with the drug hundreds of times when she was too weak to do it herself. Authorities say that Brandi Baumgardner, 38, of Beaver Springs, began smoking marijuana with her daughter when the girl was 12 years old, The Daily Item reports.
The girl, whose name is being withheld due to the nature of the case, told police that she began using harder drugs, like heroin, when she was 14. The now 14-year-old says that she has abused prescription pills and crack cocaine, in addition to heroin and marijuana.
Baumgardner allegedly injected the child with heroin about 200 times when she was too “sick” to do it by herself. A 22-year-old Beaver Springs man is also accused of shooting the teen up — in exchange for sex.
The girl says that Robert Thomas Hannick gave her suboxone, a drug prescribed for opioid dependence. Hannick denied that he provided the girl with drugs, authorities said.
It is unclear how Hannick came into contact with the teen, or what connection, if any, he has to Baumgardner.
Baumgardner admitted that she and her daughter had a drug problem when she was interviewed by state police, according to court documents obtained by The Daily Item.
The daughter told authorities that her mother would sometimes take her to the hospital with a fake illness to get prescription drugs.
The 14-year-old also says that she and her mother would share Fentanyl patches. Fentanyl is a prescription pain killer that is 100 times more powerful than morphine.
Investigators learned about the mother-daughter drug habit when the teen sought treatment in Aug. 2011 at Clear Vision, an addiction treatment center for young women in Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Law requires the Clear Vision staff to report all allegations of sexual abuse to the state, according to the Daily Item.
Baumgardner is charged with child endangerment and corruption of minors. A preliminary hearing for Baumgardner is scheduled for June 21. Hannick is charged with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors.
What the hell???