Once you decide as a parent to dabble in drugs while taking care of your daughter, there are no good options when it comes to securing those drugs. You can't have the drug dealer over. You can't bring your daughter with you for a score. And you sure as hell can't leave her alone while you trek to the ghetto to drop some dough on crack rocks.
Oh, and if you're splurging on crack with money that you didn't spend to pay your water bill and a city worker comes over to your house to turn off the water while you're out scoring drugs and discovers your daughter home alone in a house of filth, well then you are a degenerate of the highest degree, worthy of all the scorn that will surely be heaped your way once the public finds out.
19 Action News has the story of Mary Slater, a young mom in search of crack with a daughter left to fend for herself.
A city worker discovered Mary Slater's daughter alone while he was turning off the water due to unpaid bills.
The city worker immediately called for help. Police found the little girl lying under a pile of blankets on the coach. She had no idea where her mother was when questioned by police.
19 Action News has learned the home was cluttered with debris and open food containers, as well as homemade crack pipes and empty cocaine bags.
Slater arrived home nearly an hour later, and admitted to police she left her daughter so she could buy crack in Lorain.
The daughter is with her grandpa now; Slater is charged with drug possession and child endangering.