The Drug Report

Facts about what can go wrong when people use drugs

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    A big part of my inspiration for The Drug Report was Beth Pearce's amazing film, VOICE OF THE VICTIMS: TRUE STORIES OF ECSTASY AND KETAMINE. The film simply lets the victims of drug tragedies tell their stories. It's real life, it's undeniable, and it's incredibly powerful. I'm sure Beth has saved many, many lives, and it is my hope that this blog will do so as well. To learn more about her film, go to Voice Of The Victims.

    FACTS ARE FACTS

    A friend of mine likes to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts."

    When it comes to drugs, there are lots of opinions out there: Some think drugs are safe and fun, some think they're dangerous and frightening, and many think everything in between.

    But facts are facts, and when someone dies from drugs, or someone is murdered by a person who is on drugs, or is raped by someone who has given them drugs, that's just a fact. Drug users who actively promote drug use rail against these facts, and I expect they'll be commenting regularly on The Drug Report. But they can't change the facts.

Baby Drug Death Case Goes To Jury

Posted by Childress on June 19, 2006

Amy Leanne Prien's fate now lies in the hands of a jury.  Unfortunately, her infant son Jacob's fate was entirely in hers. She is accused of killing Jacob by breast-feeding him meth-laced mother's milk.  From the Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise:

During closing statements, Supervising Deputy District Attorney Allison Nelson reminded jurors of testimony from Amy Leanne Prien's friends, who said Prien used methamphetamine during her entire pregnancy and after her son, Jacob Smith, was born.

"She continued to breast-feed that baby because she didn't care," Nelson said. "She was responsible to protect him, to protect him. The choices the defendant made cost him his life."

Prien used methamphetamine for 10 to 15 years and sold it to others, the prosecutor said. …

In 2003, Prien was convicted and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Her conviction was overturned last year, but a state appeals court did not bar prosecutors from retrying Prien. Her retrial began in April.

The blood tests showed Prien's levels were 471, within the potentially lethal range, he said, which spans from 40 to 5,000.

Her defense attorney placed the blame on Jacob, saying the infant might have licked the meth off bedsheets.  And how did the meth get on the sheets?

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2 Responses to “Baby Drug Death Case Goes To Jury”

  1. Prien needs someone to get to her with a clear Gospel of Salvation in Jesus Christ!!

    Jesus came to seek and save sinners just like her — and me.

    ExP

  2. kelli monteith said

    this woman doesnt deserve mercy from god. she didnt have the heart to have mercy on her own child or the people she sold to. she should go to hell so her baby never hs to see her again!!

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