September 16th, 2010
09:49 PM ET

Mom charged with teaching 2-year-old to smoke pot

An Ohio mother has been accused of teaching her 2-year-old daughter to smoke marijuana after prosecutors said she e-mailed to friends a video of the child puffing on a joint.

Jessica Gamble is charged with child endangerment, evidence tampering and "corrupting another with drugs," according to an indictment returned by a grand jury in Cincinnati. The 21-year-old mother could face up to 11 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters told reporters that Gamble was indicted after someone to whom she sent the video reported it to authorities. The girl has been placed in the care of relatives "and is safe today," Julie Wilson, the chief assistant prosecutor for Hamilton County, told HLN's "Prime News" Thursday.

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soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. parent of 3

    WOW..Lagtime really..ur just as uninformed and dangerous as this mother..you should be locked up with her..i pray you never have kids..they would never stand a chance..she should be fixed so she cant ever have anymore ..thats just plain irresponsible behavior on her part..how could someone do that to a child..how horrible..i hope they give her the maximum sentence..and by the way Lagtime..marijuana has more cancer causing agents than cigarettes..inform yourself before you make such idiotic,uneducated comments..what a sad lil person you are..hopefully you have smoked so m.uch your sterile by now

    September 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. parent of 3

    Do us all a favor dont pick out your seeds

    September 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. frost

    In this nanny minded PC time we live in of course we assume the worst. We haven't yet arrived at a place where the government raises our children, for better or worse it is not your child. Step in when someone gets hurt not because. You don't like a picture.

    September 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bob

    Hey people, a little bud never hurt anyone!!!! It's her kid, she has the right to raise the kid as she deems fit!!!! They should let her free and give her a public apology!!!!! And they should sit down and smoke a fat one.......AND RELAX!!!!!!

    September 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Sir,
      I hope you never have children.

      September 17, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Robert: I have five grown childern, two are ER doctors, one is a RN, one is a building contactor and my youngest is still in college. How did your kids turn out?????? I would say I did a fairly decent job with mine!!!!!!!!!!

      September 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Pete Foss

      Thank you These Uninformed Drones are nothing but a menace to society, Pot Is fine, and absolutely doesn't cause cancer

      September 25, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. way to go

    Hopefully he will be to stoned and lazy to pro-create..its now obvious pot is a mind altering drug..what a shame

    September 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. way to go

    Wow

    September 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Noble9

    She might have taught her child to smoke, but did she teach her to pass?

    September 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
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