Sidney child appears to have recovered after swallowing heroin

March 30th, 2016 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA — A month after a Sidney couple brought their year-old daughter to the hospital after she allegedly swallowed heroin at home, Massachusetts police reported finding them smoking marijuana in a vehicle with the baby in a car seat in the back.

Jason D. Thomas, 34, and Katie J. Robinson, 23, were indicted Friday on charges of unlawful possession of heroin and endangering the welfare of a child on July 17 in Sidney.

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Thomas is free on $5,000 cash bail with conditions that prohibit him from contact with the child and other children under 12.

Robinson is free on $1,000 bail, and she is not prohibited from living with the child. Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney said Tuesday that her office had argued against allowing Robinson to have contact with the child, but a judge allowed it after hearing that there is no open case involving the family with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Maloney said it appeared the child recovered from the opiate incident “as best we can tell. We don’t know what the lasting effects are.”

Maloney said she does not know where the child is living now.

Both Thomas and Robinson are scheduled for court hearings in April, when they will be arraigned on the indictments.

An attorney for Robinson was unreachable by phone on Tuesday. There was no indication in court files that Thomas has

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