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Mom who gave daughter heroin pleads guilty

Published On: Jan 30 2013 09:55:02 PM CST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A woman accused of regularly giving heroin to her 12-year-old daughter has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in Hennepin County.

Prosecutor Mike Freeman says the 37-year-old woman is expected to be sentenced Feb. 12 to four years in prison. Charges of child endangerment, motor vehicle theft and giving false information to police will be dropped.

The woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant Oct. 14 at the Mall of America after store security caught her and her daughter stealing clothes. The girl was allowed to leave with her grandmother.

The next day, the girl's father called police and said he had taken his daughter to a hospital because she was suffering from withdrawal.

Freeman's office says the girl successfully made it through drug withdrawal but is continuing treatment.

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