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Sitter Taught Kids to Snort Crushed Pills with Ramen Top

A babysitter in Indiana was accused of instructing youngsters on how to snort drugs off a ramen noodle cup lid after the mother came home and saw her children were out cold.

On the evening of June 27, a mother of three children, ages 8, 9, and 15, left her youngsters in the care of a 24-year-old babysitter. The mother planned to retrieve the kids around 5:00 the following evening after she finished work.

The mom returned to the woman’s home as planned, and she was sitting on the front porch when she got there.

The mother went inside, and she thought it seemed unusually quiet. She began to look for the children.

She found her 15-year-old daughter first. The girl was on the second level of the home, and she was unconscious. Her mother was unable to rouse her, so she went to find the other youngsters.

According to reports, the other two appeared to be sleeping on the sofa, but their mother was unable to wake them.

EMS workers and officers with the Evansville Police Department went to the address. They were able to get the younger two children to wake up enough to walk to the ambulance, but it was reported that they were lethargic and unsteady on their feet.

The first responders were unable to wake the 15-year-old, and she was still unconscious when she was taken to the hospital.

The police talked to the girl when she woke up, and she said the sitter gave her and her siblings Klonopin, Adderall, and Lyrica. She added that the woman showed her how to snort the substances using the rolled-up top of a ramen cup after they were crushed into powder. She said her brothers also took some of the pills.

When the home was inspected, the police found pills they believed matched the ones the girl described.

The sitter reportedly told the authorities that she never gave the children any medicine, and she suspected they got into it when she was not paying attention.

She was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on three counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury, three counts of dealing a controlled substance with enhancing circumstances, and one count of theft, and is being held on a $20,000 bond.

According to reports, all three children have recovered and are no longer in the hospital.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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