Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Mother charged for injecting 14-year-old daughter with heroin

34-year-old Lynn Riffey has been charged 
for repeatedly injecting her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin, prosecutors said Monday, October 6. The Chester County district attorney's office alleged that the Philadelphia woman supplied the 14-year-old girl and a 
16-year-old boy with heroin and 
injected them multiple times last 
month. She also tied a string around 
their arms to hide 
their veins.

Riffey was charged with corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of 
children and drug delivery.

She was jailed in lieu of $50,000 
pending a preliminary hearing Friday. Prosecutors also alleged that Riffey's boyfriend supplied heroin for the 
teens to snort. He has been charged separately with drug dealing and other offenses.

District Attorney Thomas Hogan said 
the family lived in a trailer in which 
numerous people were using heroin. 
He said the mother was supposed to be caring for and protecting her daughter 
and instead exposed her to the drug and enabled her use of it.

"It's hard to make that leap as a parent,
 to think how you end up in that position," Hogan said.

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