There is obviously a serious opioid epidemic going on in this country and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. This woman is on the losing end of the battle as well. She was arrested in 2017 when her 9-year-old son found her passed out on the bathroom floor and went to find help. Most recently — besides a couple months ago — she was arrested after fleeing the hospital to evade police looking to arrest her on previous warrants.
The most incredible part of her deliquent journey, though, is toll the rampant drug use has taken on her body over the last two years.
A mother of three who was arrested nearly two years ago after her son found her overdosed on the bathroom floor of her ***** home, is back in the county jail again.
***** police charged 42-year-old Jennifer Kellish with escape after they say she left ***** Hospital last week while police were called to arrest her on previous warrants.
The police report which lists Kellish as “homeless”, says the woman told officers she was at the hospital for treatment of several medical issues.
She was arrested by ***** police in November on charges of escape, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, as well as possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.
Kellish, whose arrest record dates back to 2000, was charged by ***** police in April 2017 after her nine-year-old son ran to a neighbor’s home saying he found his mother passed out on the bathroom floor.
EMTs, who told police that they administered two doses of the opiate overdose reversal drug Narcan to Kellish, said they found a hypodermic syringe and burnt spoon with heroin residue underneath Kellish.
The EMTs also told officers that Kellish admitted to them that she had used heroin.
Police say they found three hypodermic syringes and a crack pipe in Kellish’s purse.
The police report also says officers found a bottle of Guinness, a can of Mike’s Orange Soda still containing alcohol, and a bottle of multi-purpose cleaner in the kitchen.
Police say all of the items were within the reach of Kellish’s children, ages nine, five and two at the time.
Kellish pleaded guilty to a charge of inducing panic. Three counts of child endangering were dismissed.
She was sentenced to 90 days in jail and placed on probation for a year.
In 2014, Kellish was arrested by ***** Township police on a charge of possessing drug abuse instruments. She was convicted of disorderly conduct and given a suspended 30-day jail sentence.
Maybe a slightly harsher punishment should be in order?
What state refuses to give Jennifer Kellish the punishment she deserves?