Young couple in Washington state injected their children ages 2, 4 and 6 with heroin

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The couple was  charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a person under 18, criminal mistreatment in the second degree and assault of a child in the second degree.Hutt appeared in court Monday for her arraignment. She and her friend are being held each on $100,000 bail. “We unfortunately find kids living in deplorable conditions all too often, but we don’t see parents intentionally putting drugs into kids,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Detective Ed Troyer told to the media. Both Hutt and McIver have pleaded not guilty. They even called heroin “feel good medicine.” Both Hutt and McIver admitted to being heroin users, though McIver told authorities he believed the babysitter was responsible for injecting the children with heroin.A study  published a few days ago in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics affirms that from 1997 to 2012, 13,052 children were hospitalized for poisonings from opioid prescriptions.

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