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Mother Arrested After Shooting Her Children Up With Heroin

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Heroin

Mother Arrested After Shooting Her Children Up With Heroin

An Ohio mother arrested on several charges after she allegedly shot up her 14 and 16-year-old daughters with heroin.  Shantel Parker was arrested after a complaint was made against her.  The home was searched, and evidence was seized from the home.  Parker’s neighbor said he is not surprised, as he had seen her smoking pot with her children on the front porch.  Furthermore, the neighbor said the girls often got the bus high, and they posted things on Facebook about drugs and sex.  He believes the parents also knew about the Facebook posts.

According to , the mother was not at home when investigators arrived, and they found her at a local hospital.  The children are now in protective custody.

Photo courtesy of Hocking County Sheriff.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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