A Maple Grove mother has been charged with felony child endangerment after telling police that she regularly smoked heroin and marijuana with her 12-year-old daughter.
Rebecca Rachelle Hill told police that her daughter "likes to do the same things that she does and that (she) 'most likely' uses heroin because she does," according to court documents. Hill admitted to investigators that she smoked the drug with her daughter three times a day in the past several weeks, the Star Tribune reported, in an attempt to keep the girl from having withdrawal symptoms after the two received the drug from a "neighbor friend".
Hill was arrested October 14 for shoplifting at Macy's at the Mall of America with her daughter, reported the Pioneer Press. She gave police a false name and told them she was from California. Police confirmed that the name was incorrect and Hill and her daughter then "began crying loudly and clinging to each other". The girl was released to her grandmother.
The next day, the girl's father called police and said that his daughter told him her mother had been giving her heroin and marijuana and that she was very sick, reported the Pioneer Press. The girl was taken to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Hill appeared at court Monday and is schedule for another appearance November 19.