It seems a lot of articles have focused on parents who have been addicted to heroin. This saddens me to the core and frightens me as well. America is facing a very serious heroin epidemic. The story about the Ohio boy in the backseat of a car with his overdosed parents was a real wake up call. The cops took pictures and it circulated all over the internet. Although it did create both negative and positive reviews a picture tells a 1000 words. The overdosed parents in Wisconsin followed and we are even seeing something that is unfathomable. Parents shooting children up with heroin.


In Tacoma, Washington, Ashlee Hutt, 24, and Mac Leroy Mclver, 25, are the parents in question of administering heroin to their three children. This is the highest form of child misconduct I think there could ever be. The children aged 2, 4 and 6 were found in the home amongst garbage, drugs and rat feces back in November, 2015. They were removed from the house into child protected services. Two months later they tested the hair follicles of the children and 2 out of the 3 tested positive for heroin. The oldest boy explained that his parents would mix a white powder and water to make the feel good medicine. They would fill a needle and inject him and his two sisters. After that the kids would go to “sleep”.


The parents were interviewed and they said it wasn’t them. Other adults who were in the house were supposedly responsible. Pushing blame on to even the babysitter at a later date. It took 10 months before prosecutors pressed charges. Mclver was finally arrested in September 2016. Hutt was also taken into custody after she missed a court date. The bond was set at $100,000 and the still are in custody until their court dates. Justice does take time but justice will be served.


Hutt’s trial date in December 20th and Mcliver has a court date scheduled for February 16, 2017. There is also a restraining order that ensures they stay safely away from their children. All three children are in foster care and according to spokesman Detective Ed Troyer they are doing well. We are all so thankful that they are safe and taken out of the haphazard conditions that they were in before. No innocent child should be subjected to drug addiction.

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