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Reed released from jail, sent to drug treatment

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Greencastle woman who was arrested in October for allegedly drugging her two young children has been released from jail and allowed to enter a drug rehabilitation program.

On Thursday, Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley approved Amy Marie Reed's release from jail and her entry into outpatient drug treatment through Salvation Army's Harbor Light program in Indianapolis.

Headley ordered that Harbor Light had to submit a report to the court every other week detailing Reed's progress and including results from her drug screenings.

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

Reed 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 is set for March 19, and any plea agreements in the case must be filed by March 12.

The charges against Reed stem from allegations made against her to the Putnam County Department of Child Services.

Reed is currently pregnant with her third child, and is due to give birth in February or March.

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


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This is what is wrong with our community. People like this have no right to be released, she can get sober in jail!

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 5:53 AM

Outpatient are you kidding me, with the seriousness of this and the kids you've got to be kidding.

-- Posted by flygal026 on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 6:18 AM

Wow!!

-- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 6:27 AM

Who was the judge again? Yup, you got it. She should have already been clean after having a small apartment inside the jail. What do we as citizens have to do to have someone look at our judicial system?

-- Posted by whodouthinkur on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 7:08 AM

so what you're all saying is, sober up in jail, but don't get to the root of the problem so that when she's released she goes right back to her old behavior. hmmmm, that really sounds like a solution. why don't we try a revolutionary idea, considering she is still going to be sentenced, whether this case goes to trial or she pleads out, and let her get the emotional and social and physical help she needs to actually have a chance at succeeding outside the system once she is ultimately released. yes, she needs to serve time, but she is only going to go right back if she doesn't get help. i know plenty of readers think we should just throw away the key on any offender of any law, but the fact is, it is a lot cheaper to get them the help they need, then to continue to retry and retry them for future offenses, AND it gives them a chance to get their act together. of course, there are the ones that nothing will ever help, but we can't throw everyone away in the system just because of those few.

-- Posted by snowboardermom on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 7:48 AM

I just want to know, will she have contact with her children? You know the ones she "allegedly" drugged? Do you honestly think she deserves to see them? I SURE DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by herz2kool on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 8:22 AM

This woman deserves a chance to stay clean and turn her life around. Drugs take over ones life and they do crazy things.Rehab is the answer for her and her children and the child she is due to have.If she screws up and don't stay clean then she deserves to do time.

-- Posted by bam on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 8:46 AM

Doesn't outpatient mean she is at home and just goes to counseling a few times a week? What about the poor innocent children? Who will make sure this does not happen again?

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 10:02 AM

I would hope she did not get visitations with the children, that she "allegedly" drugged.

-- Posted by herz2kool on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 11:41 AM

THIS IS NOT HER FIRST TIME, IT IS THE 2ND WITH THE OLDEST AND THE 1ST WITH THE YOUNGEST. SO WHERE DOES SHE GET OFF GETTING A SECOND CHANCE....THAT HAS ALREADY OCCURED!!!!!! FINE LET HER GET HELP, BUT SHE SCREWED UP AND SHOULD MAYBE HAVE A CHANCE WITH THE CHILD SHE IS CARRYING RIGHT NOW BUT I DO NO BELIEVE SHE DESERVES A CHANCE WITH THE OTHER 2. DID YOU NOT READ ALL OF THE CHARGES, AND LET ME REFER YOU TO THE OTHER ARTICLE, SHE WANTED TO "GET RID OF" THE YOUNGEST ONE, IT WAS EASIER THAN ADOPTION. I AM SORRY WE ARE ALL ENTILED TO OUR OPINIONS, BUT UNTIL YOU HAVE WALKED A MILE IN OUR SHOES, THEN COME WITH A SUGGESTION.

-- Posted by herz2kool on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 11:47 AM

This is a sad story all the way around

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Fri, Jan 16, 2009, at 1:40 PM

While that may be true she needs rehab but she need an intensive inpatient course not some outpatient rehab. At this stage in her life she needs to be removed from the environment and to go to meetings and such and come home is not going to work.

-- Posted by flygal026 on Sat, Jan 17, 2009, at 5:52 AM

When children are involved, I will always be judgemental. I was not perfect, I experimented with drugs but the day I found out I would be a parent I stopped doing anything. No drinking, no cigarettes, and certainly no drugs. If people want to ruin their lives fine, but a child does not deserve to be anywhere near this type of monster. I can see how the fetus would be drugged but how the heck does a toddler fail a drug test? That is when the line with "forgiveness" is drawn. Throw her butt back in jail and lose the key!

-- Posted by WTFRUthinkin on Sat, Jan 17, 2009, at 8:17 AM

I have seen meth addicts that have abused themselves to a point of no recovery. Rehabs can't save them all.

-- Posted by Xgamer on Sat, Jan 17, 2009, at 8:47 AM

Does anyone know if the baby she is pregnant with is O.K.?

-- Posted by mad-mom on Sat, Jan 17, 2009, at 9:56 AM

She should not be allowed to have kids period.

-- Posted by insanityur on Tue, Jan 20, 2009, at 12:42 PM

If this woman takes a plea agreement, what punishment would she face? Also, does anyone know, if while going through this, can she ask her ob/gyn to tie her tubes as soon as she gives birth?

-- Posted by PmL on Thu, Jan 22, 2009, at 10:18 AM

Rehab is the answer for this lady, but the wrong place was chosed to have it, I know someone who was as the Salvation Army Rehab, and there was no Rehabilitation, and the people can come and go as they please, just run around Indianapolis, this is no way to Rehabilitate a person, she needs to be in a better place than this.

-- Posted by whatno_guessing on Fri, Jan 23, 2009, at 9:43 AM

Does anyone know that she was too high risk pregnancy to remain in the out patient drug rehab and has since been released???Why was she not returned to jail at that time?????

-- Posted by jimsgirl on Sat, Jan 24, 2009, at 7:33 PM


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