A young mother and her boyfriend have been charged with injecting her three children aged six, four, and two, with heroin or ‘sleeping juice’ as she described it to them.
Ashlee Hutt, 24, and Leeroy ‘Mac’ McIver, 25, are accused of plying with her two daughters and son with the drug at their squalid home in Washington, the Daily Mail reports.
The children were discovered by police who were alerted to the filthy house covered in rat droppings and needles by one of the couple’s friends.
Child Protection Services noticed scratches and bruises on the two-year-old girl’s body which alerted them to the fact that she had been injected with heroin.
The oldest brother was interviewed and described how the couple would ‘mix white powder with water’ and inject it into them.
He described how he was one given the drug, which they called ‘feel good medicine’ or ‘sleeping juice’ after being choked by McIver.
Both suspects were arrested on November 12, 2015 when the police visited their home, and they both remain in custody after being called to court to answer to their criminal charges.
Hutt and McIver are being charged wit three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a minor, second-degree criminal mistreatment, and second-degree child assault.
Two years ago Hutt posted a photo of a child who had died after drinking the water from a drug bong, and celebrated the jailing of his mother.
Alyia Iverson’s son Nathan died from a methamphetamine overdose in 2012 and Hutt wrote:
Finally justice for you. It’s heart breaking that you had to lose your life due to the state not listening. This never would’ve happened if you were with your father or family that actually cared for you.
The children were removed six months after the CPS launched an investigation into their care, and they are all now living in foster homes.