When times are desperate, people can be persuaded to make poor decisions. Unfortunately, these decisions may have life altering consequences. For one Massachusetts woman now facing drug charges, the consequences of her alleged actions may be devastating to her entire family.

Police allege that the 26-year-old woman was selling heroin out of her vehicle, with her two young children present. Reports indicate that she and two men were arrested following the incident. Police allege that the woman was found with several bags of heroin stuffed into her undergarments and in her purse. It is also alleged that she had more than $2,000 in cash and needles.

The woman has pleaded not guilty to the charges of drug trafficking and child endangerment. Her children, a 5-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl, have been removed from her care, with the probability of their being placed with family members. The woman is being held on $50,000 bail.

Anyone accused of a crime in our state is innocent unless and until proven guilty before a Massachusetts court. This woman still has the right to stand up in defense of the drug charges, and challenge the evidence offered by the prosecution. By securing a solid defense against the allegations, she can attempt to achieve the most favorable outcome possible to keep her family together. Such a defense may challenge the actions and testimony of those who allegedly saw the sale of heroin, as well as any evidence presented. Though the road ahead may be challenging, there is hope that, by cooperating and seeking the right assistance, her family may be reunited sooner than later.

Source: fox11online.com, “Quincy police: Woman selling drugs had kids in car,” Dec. 31, 2012