Pregnant defendant gets new trial date

Local woman and her boyfriend were arrested after sheriff's detectives seized "a significant amount of heroin paraphernalia" during traffic stop; she admitted to using heroin three days prior to arrest, deputies say.
Cary Ashby
Feb 2, 2013

 

A pregnant defendant has a new trial date on a tampering with evidence allegation.

Jamie L. Brady, 21, of 4150 River Road, is set for trial March 26 in Huron County Common Pleas Court. She is charged with tampering with evidence in connection with a Sept. 24 incident. If convicted, Brady faces nine months to three years in prison.

However, Judge Jim Conway said Wednesday the defendant will be interviewed and screened to see if she's a good candidate for the drug court program or if she could receive intervention in lieu of a conviction.

Brady, who is about 10 weeks pregnant, was in court Thursday morning for Conway to hear defense attorney Ben Chapman's motion to suppress evidence. The hearing was postponed, but the court didn't schedule a new date.

The defendant faces a pending possession of heroin case on which she hasn't been indicted yet.

"We're awaiting the lab report," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Woodruff told Conway.

Brady and her boyfriend, Phillip J. Faulkner, 22, of Willard, were arrested Jan. 15. Huron County sheriff's detectives said they seized "a significant amount of heroin paraphernalia," including spoons and syringes with suspected heroin residue, after a police dog indicated on the truck during a sweep around the vehicle.

"Jamie made admissions she last used heroin (Jan. 12) and Phillip used that morning," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said after the arrests.

Before the arrests, Querin and Detective John Harris were patrolling the Snyder Road area near Monroeville, where there had been a recent break-in, when they saw a vehicle registered to Brady. She was driving and Faulkner was the passenger.

Brady's tampering charge reportedly relates to deputies investigating some stolen all-terrain vehicles (ATV). Deputies arrested her Sept. 26 at a Greenfield Township residence.

Earlier this month, Faulkner pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. In exchange, the state dismissed one count of breaking and entering stemming from the same investigation involving Brady and wouldn't pursue the heroin-related charges.

Faulkner is serving a 17-month prison term at the Lorain Correctional Institution for painting an ATV, which as stolen from a rural Monroeville residence. Attorneys had recommended that after serving 60 days, Faulkner would be released early into a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

Brady must post 10 percent of a $5,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail.

Comments

Windy

OMG, what about the baby? Maybe if "spaying" or "neutering" were included in the sentence when convicted of drug charges, people might think twice?

Lillie Chaos

Sounds harsh....but what is a better solution? Where will the innocent life she carries be in 18 years or so? We can't deny anyone's personal rights but does anyone have the right to an innocent child when they can't function as a responsible human being? Don't start telling me how the family cares. She made her choice....now the baby suffers. It is just so wrong.

Ehovemom

why isn't this considered enough abuse to permanently lose custody of this baby? This poor kid will have to put up with this stuff all it's life. Get your life together before bringing a child into it!!!

All taken

You cannot be charged until the baby is born and tested. Usually by birth either they are off drugs or are prescribed methadone. Then it is a legal medicine and no charges are pressed. If she is in jail she will lose custody.

NotAHappyCamper

Disgusting...Just disgusting

BaileyOriginally

For all of you pro-lifers out there..Shouldn't this be considered child abuse, neglect, and whatever else they can stick her with?

Simple Enough II

Yes it should.

Estrella Damm

What a POS.

cisco

Way to promote bike week !!

starryeyes83

This kid will be addicted before it's born provided she doesn't miscarry first. obviously she don't care one way or another. Just use the kid as an ATM to get free care and money and support her drug habit.

And Bailey O is right on the money -- JUST where are the pro-lifers railing against this chick?

Simple Enough II

Does anyone want to also criticize the courts for being so lenient in regards to sentencing and plea deals? Whe have a serious drug problem and for some reason some folks think sending them to a local rehab mill is going to help. Could someone tell me why Pills and Heroin are so good?

happyfeet64

Why was my comment removed?

lets tell the truth

There is hope for Jamie!!! She has no record till now!!!! She had just found out she was pregnant and she was trying to get clean!!! She got locked up when she was only 7 weeks pregnant!!!! So therefore the baby was not and is not big enough to suffer so bad!!! Im not saying she was innocent but she is still young and has a great family that will help her if she wants help!!! I truely think she does want help... but if not that her business she knows her consequences!!! Lets just have hope for her and her child!!!

Simple Enough II

Then tell me why she took up with a druggie and theif and was going down the same path?

happyfeet64

Again I would like to point out that #1 the Court's hands are tied due to sentencing guidelines that were put into place by our Gov. in his prison reform bill. #2 I was an addict for 6 years with 17 years of sobriety. I am a constructive member of society who holds 2 degrees. Anyone ANYONE can turn their life around at any stage of the game. And for all of you who believe she should be put in stocks or any other idiotic forms of punishment- you are a bunch of morons.As for the part of the other part of the equation- how many of you sit on your computers and want these children in the system? To a certain extent I agree-but only to give these young ladies a chance to become healthy and to grow up themselves. Are any of you who have all the answers doing anything in your community to improve it or are you blowing hot air? Any of you foster parents? Volunteers? Any type of advocates for change? I thought not. Actions speak louder than words'

Lillie Chaos

Here you go again, Happy feet......we, the general population, who pay taxes and try to play by the rules should assume the responsibility for the animals running amuck, robbing and wounding and causing all kinds of problems in our community? I am sure this young lady has med cards and assistance and hopefully, she will now have a counselor to report too.
You want to blame society for the problems of the addict? Most of us have no more money to give......our taxes and incomes are shrinking. You think WE need to do more and I think You need to take advantage of what is already available and use the tools you have to be a success. You can lead a horse, etc. etc. Your condemnation of the victims of drug addicts and criminals is sorely misplaced. Cry Baby mentality leads to resentment.

happyfeet64

It never ceases to amaze me how people will pick out certain things in a comment that Weren't even written. First and foremost- I am a member of the same "general population" that pays taxes etc. What I said was that we as a community have a SERIOUS problem that needs to be dealt with. Even when Conway was first on the bench and was sending them away, it didn't work. And I never condemned the victims of their crimes. I never said that victims should be ignored. I never said to slap them(addicts) on the hand. I never said I wanted to blame society for this problem. What I said was we will continue to have a majority of our young people strung out and effed up because the primary reasons behind their continuance of opiates and crack are not being addressed. Also, again I'm pointing out our Gov. is the one who changed the sentencing guidelines. See you just jumped without comprehending what my point was. Everyone deserves a chance(or 2 or 3) to try and get their life back on track. If your solutions were to be implemented then my 2 youngest wouldn't be here, as I'm sure you are one of the ones who believe in sterilizing addicts.I was 3 months sober when I became pregnant with my 16 y.o. I bet you're a Republican aren't you?

Lillie Chaos

@Happy Feet **".As for the part of the other part of the equation- how many of you sit on your computers and want these children in the system? To a certain extent I agree-but only to give these young ladies a chance to become healthy and to grow up themselves. Are any of you who have all the answers doing anything in your community to improve it or are you blowing hot air? Any of you foster parents? Volunteers? Any type of advocates for change? I thought not. Actions speak louder than words' "****

Again...I repeat....Good for you but for you to say I am not doing enough, or the people of the community are not doing enough is what makes me so aggravated. You can whine and cry all you want about what needs to be done and expect chance after chance to keep making the same mistakes. I resent every mother who has a child addict to cocaine -- THERE IS NO EXCUSE. No one deserves 2 or 3 chances to screw up another person's life.
You do what you can with what you have to work with. I am as liberal as they come but I do not have sympathy for drug addicts or criminal behavior and I especially do not appreciate any mother who can not get help for her addictions when children are involved. YOU don't have all the answers...you made your mistakes by choice or circumstance. It is NOT my fault or my neighbor's fault or the county's fault. Like everyone else in our community I do what I can when I can and you need to think twice before
blaming the rest of the world for not doing enough to help drug addicts. For all the understanding you expect/demand from the "general" population you don't seem to consider the damage that continues to be done by these people you think deserve 2 or 3 chances to get their act together.