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Reed to continue rehab in local program

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Greencastle woman awaiting trial on charges that she drugged her two young children will be allowed to transfer from a court-ordered rehabilitation program in Indianapolis to a local program.

Amy Marie Reed, 27, was arrested in October after an investigation was initiated by the Putnam County Department of Child Services. Reed's 1-year- and 3-month-old daughters tested positive for methamphetamine, methadone, cocaine and marijuana.

Reed, who was pregnant at the time of her arrest, spent several weeks in jail before being released in December so she could begin outpatient drug rehabilitation through the Salvation Army's Indianapolis-based Harbor Light program. She had been ordered by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley to "transfer her current treatment program to a credible treatment provider in Putnam County," court records said.

Conditions for Reed's release will remain the same for her while she is in local treatment as they were when she was going to Indianapolis -- whatever program she is enrolled in will have to submit a report to the court every other week detailing her progress, and those reports must include Reed's drug screening results.

Court officials confirmed that Reed gave birth to her third child several weeks ago, and that the infant remains in Reed's care. The children involved in Reed's case are currently residing with family members.

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.

Her trial is set for May 27, with a plea agreement cutoff date of April 30.


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this woman has a child in her care! WOW

-- Posted by insanityur on Wed, Apr 22, 2009, at 7:04 AM

Why? She needs to have her children taken forever. Are we waiting until she kills one of them. Sad, Sad, Sad for these poor innocent children that she doesn't give a crap about.

-- Posted by tjchopper on Wed, Apr 22, 2009, at 9:06 AM

Keep in mind when reading these articles that the facts of the case may not be exactly as written here.

-- Posted by cloverlady on Wed, Apr 22, 2009, at 9:17 AM

Hope she is drug tested everyday since she is taking care of a child. For example if she chooses to use she could use a hard drug that leaves the body rapidly and not get caught at it.Drug addicts know how to get around things with the system.

-- Posted by bam on Wed, Apr 22, 2009, at 3:02 PM

I just cannot understand why people do these kinds of things. I feel terrible for the children. God be with those little ones.

-- Posted by LittleSisSam on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 7:16 AM

Take those babies away and give them to someone who will love and nuture them!

-- Posted by Violet23 on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 4:28 PM


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