A Pennsylvania woman has been accused of supplying her 15-year-old daughter with heroin and even snorting and injecting with the girl.
It is believed that Patricia Davenport, 35, of Harleysville, introduced her teen to heroin in April, getting high with the girl over a period of six months while Davenport’s 8-year-old son watched, the New York Daily News reports.
Davenport and her friend Megan Rudolph, 26, were arrested Wednesday on charges of endangering the welfare of children, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, corruption of minors, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy, WFMZ-TV reports.
Over the summer, Davenport allegedly traveled from Harleysville to North Philadelphia to purchase drugs, often with her children in the car. She would then personally inject her 15-year-old daughter and the girl’s 16-year-old boyfriend with heroin.
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"I've been doing this long enough, so I don't get surprised a lot," Risa Vetri Ferman, Montgomery County’s district attorney, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "But I'm really at a loss for words. It's incomprehensible to me that a parent would introduce her child to these drugs.”
Prosecutors credit a high school classmate and school officials for acting quickly to report the 15-year-old’s drug use, according CBS Philly. Social service workers have now placed both children with other family remembers.
Davenport is being held on $50,000 bail.