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Jury trial set for Reed

Friday, December 5, 2008

A trial date was set Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court for a Greencastle woman accused of drugging her two young children.

Amy Marie Reed, 27, was arrested Oct. 9 after her children, ages 1 and 3 months, tested positive for methamphetamine, methadone, cocaine and marijuana.

Reed, who faces charges of Class C felony neglect of a dependent (two counts), Class C felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor (two counts), Class D felony neglect of a dependent and Class B misdemeanor interfering with a drug or alcohol screening test, will face a jury on April 8 if she and her court-appointed attorney James Ensley decide to take the case to trial. Reed's final pretrial conference was set for March 19, and any plea agreements in the case must be filed by March 12, Judge Matt Headley said.

The charges against Reed stem from allegations made against her to the Putnam County Department of Child Services. Reed was arrested by Charles Bollinger, an investigator for the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office.

Reed did not appear in court Thursday. Ensley said his client was pregnant, and requested that Headley set her next court dates past the time when she was due to give birth.

"That would be less stress for my client," he said.

Reed's bond was set at $30,000 cash on Oct. 14. A bond reduction request was denied on Oct. 23.

Ensley said he was attempting to get Reed into some type of drug and alcohol rehabilitation program, and that he would likely be petitioning the court for bond reduction or modification before Reed's next court date.

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"That would be less stress for my client," he said.

We don't want anyone to get stressed, that would cause someone to use drugs.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 3:58 AM

Yes we wouldn't want Ms. Reed under any "stress" during her pregnancy. She prefers to be drugged during her pregnancy. You know, of all the stories that have been published lately about drugs, and theft and breaking the law..this one sickens me the most. She deserves to be punished to the full extent of the law. Hopefully Judge Headley won't hand down another worthless sentence that will do nothing but put her right back on the street so she can start using drugs again and endagering her children. Anyone whose kids test positive for drugs and anyone that uses drugs while they are pregnant and jokes about their unborn baby dying as a result...doesn't deserve children. The deserve a long prison stay with months and months of drug and alcohol rehab. before they even consider giving her children back to her.

-- Posted by putnammom on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 7:52 AM

Arrested 2 months ago and her lawyer is claiming he is trying to get her into a drug program? Holymoly! Between our court system,this hard working lawyer and maybe Child protection svcs or whomever,no one has been able to at least get her signed up in a program yet? If I were acused of anything drug/alcohol related, I'd be enrolled fast as I or my lawyer or family could dial a phone or drive a few miles. And she has a child 1 yr old,one 3months AND is pregnant again? Yipes!!! Talk about a case for forced sterilization.Where is" babydaddy" in all of this? Any update on where these poor kids are and her status as their mother/custody? This is far and away the sickest,saddest story in the Banner ever. It just makes you want to puke. There are so many couples starving to parent and unable and some monster like this is poppin babies almost as fast as she pops drugs and then harms them to the level she did. Oh,and that smiling bad kid that just got caught chewin gum in class and smiling as if she is cool arrest picture of hers..no punishment is too horrible.Stress? Wow!

-- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Fri, Dec 5, 2008, at 8:37 PM

It's those drugs that have burned up this poor womans brain. These are not natural maternal instincts to act this way. She has gone beyond the point of no return. The damage is done, the kids can't wait for her to clean up, they will be adults by then. Even if she does clean up, she still won't ever be the same, meth and crack have taken its toll.

Lord, have mercy on her soul.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Dec 6, 2008, at 9:07 AM

Well hopefully it is not the babydaddy or any of his family that have these children.History shows that these children NEED to be given a chance with a functional family.With a few prayers said ,hopefully this "cycle" of neglect,abuse and basic ignorance can be broken.The courts and every agengy involved need to keep their focus on the innocent children.

-- Posted by redrose2 on Mon, Dec 8, 2008, at 7:21 AM

I am the one who turned Amy in to CPS, at the request of the babydaddy. I also have been in trouble for drugs, (my kids were never involved). I have been clean for almost 3 years, so as for rehab, please, she dont want help, she cleaned up long enough to get the oldest back, then right back to the drugs she went. I was addicted to meth for many years. And I know first hand to get help or to get clean, You yourself has to WANT it. And Reed dosent want it and never will. I am cousins with the dad of the 2 that were feed the drugs, the dad wasnt even around.

-- Posted by shardie_2008 on Wed, Dec 10, 2008, at 12:05 PM

There are drug programs in prison. In this situation she may have a better chance of changing her life around so she can be with her children in the future but she has a long road ahead of her to be trusted not to use. Prison and court ordered drug program is the answer.

-- Posted by BOO_Boo on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 5:34 PM

for any one who is wondering the girls are doing fine. they stay with their grandpa and they are taken care of very well.

Also people shouldnt pass judgement on things they dont understand. Amys sick choices dont reflect on a family that she married into, they reflect on her upbrining and crappy lifestyle choices. We all share the tought that she should be severly beaten and recieve the max. what she did, more than once, is unforgivable and she wasted her second chance within months, she doesnt deserve another.

-- Posted by army_brat8908 on Fri, Dec 12, 2008, at 12:01 PM

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