Amy Marie Reed, 27, was in Putnam County Circuit Court Monday for a pretrial conference. Per request of both parties in the case, another pretrial conference was set for Oct. 19.
"This case has got some time on it," Judge Matthew Headley said.
Reed, who appeared in court dressed conservatively and looking healthy, told Headley she was living in Putnamville with her boyfriend. She said she was working for her boyfriend's family's company in Cloverdale as a secretary.
Headley asked Reed if she could appear in court on Oct. 19.
"I sure can," she said.
Reed has completed an outpatient drug treatment program in the nearly one year that has elapsed since her arrest. Her attorney, James Ensley, asked Headley if he would like for Reed to submit to a drug test.
"Is there any reason we couldn't have one done today?" Headley asked.
Reed agreed to go directly to the Putnam County Probation Department to have the test done.
Reed was arrested in October 2008. She was charged with 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 initial hearing was held on Oct. 14, 2008, followed by a pretrial conference on Dec. 4 at which a final pretrial conference was slated for March 19 and a jury trial was set for April 8.
Reed was released into an Indianapolis-based independent outpatient drug program in January, and on March 16 the court granted a motion by Ensley to continue her trial to May 27.
In mid-April, Ensley filed a motion for change of placement so Reed could transfer to local treatment provider. The court granted that motion, and on May 7 Reed's set trial date was taken off the court calendar and another pretrial conference was set for June 11.
At that court date, the pretrial conference was continued again to July 30. That date was eventually continued to Sept. 28.
Reed was arrested at the culmination of an investigation initiated by the Putnam County Department of Child Services. According to court documents, Reed's then 1-year-old and 3-month old daughters tested positive for methamphetamine, methadone, cocaine and marijuana.
Reed was pregnant at the time of her arrest, and gave birth to her third child earlier this spring. That child is in Reed's care, while the two children involved in the case have been living with family members.
While she was in rehab, the court received reports on Reed's progress every two weeks. She also submitted to drug screenings.