Grainger mom charged after daughter a...

Grainger mom charged after daughter allegedly brings drugs to jail

There are 64 comments on the Knoxville News Sentinel story from Jun 13, 2012, titled Grainger mom charged after daughter allegedly brings drugs to jail. In it, Knoxville News Sentinel reports that:

A Rutledge mother is facing criminal charges for allegedly forcing her 12-year-old daughter to smuggle tobacco and prescription drugs into a local jail for her husband.

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No sympathy

Morristown, TN

#2 Jun 21, 2012
Just another one of Grainger County's fine upstanding citizens...LOL, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Until we stop coddling people like this, nothing will change. And frankly, a 12 year old should have been able to say no-there are DARE programs in the schools.
9dir87sRfeiu65

United States

#3 Jun 23, 2012
No sympathy wrote:
Just another one of Grainger County's fine upstanding citizens...LOL, HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Until we stop coddling people like this, nothing will change. And frankly, a 12 year old should have been able to say no-there are DARE programs in the schools.
"No sympathy" you need to realize there is two sides to this story.you have no clue what happened all you know is what you have heard and read.You wasn't there!!!Plus,your sorry for trying to blame this on the child.Any programs that they have in schools around here just make children worse,it sure the crap doesn't help them, as you can tell.Half of this county does the same damn thing they just haven't got caught!!!!you better watch what you say I'm sure your not to far from getting into big trouble yourself!Just a little reminder leave the child name out of this bullshit!!!!
GoodGriefCharlie Brown

United States

#5 Jun 23, 2012
No sympathy wrote:
<quoted text>Listen here jerkface, at no point in time did I bring a child's name into anything. And just because half the county does it doesn't make it right. As for me gettting in trouble, I can assure you I don't do drugs nor visit anyone in jail who does for that matter. Hell, I don't even visit the jail. You obviously need to go back to school, Are you perhaps the sorry mother who made her child do this?
It's my understanding she is in jail. I do feel sympathy for the child. She's the one that's been let down by her parents, the system and society as a whole. No child should be living in an environment where they would be forced to engage in illegal activity. I hope her mother has to spend a long time in jail. Sorry piece of trash that she is.
9dir87sRfeiu65

Beaverton, OR

#6 Jun 24, 2012
No sympathy wrote:
<quoted text>Listen here jerkface, at no point in time did I bring a child's name into anything. And just because half the county does it doesn't make it right. As for me gettting in trouble, I can assure you I don't do drugs nor visit anyone in jail who does for that matter. Hell, I don't even visit the jail. You obviously need to go back to school, Are you perhaps the sorry mother who made her child do this?
No I'm not the mother....I do not have any children but,I do happen to know the little girl...You need to go back and read what you wrote the frist time you did say Frankly,the child should have said no-there because they have D.A.R.E programs in school!!!Well,in that matter it seem like your trying to put the blame on her if you ask me!!!!!I know you,I know where you live,& I will be more than glad to solve any problems to your face!!!!!So next time just put your real name and stop hiding behind the computer screen........And one more thing any mother that would put a child up to doing something so horrible doesn't deserve there child.
No sympathy

Morristown, TN

#7 Jun 24, 2012
9dir87sRfeiu65 wrote:
<quoted text>No I'm not the mother....I do not have any children but,I do happen to know the little girl...You need to go back and read what you wrote the frist time you did say Frankly,the child should have said no-there because they have D.A.R.E programs in school!!!Well,in that matter it seem like your trying to put the blame on her if you ask me!!!!!I know you,I know where you live,& I will be more than glad to solve any problems to your face!!!!!So next time just put your real name and stop hiding behind the computer screen........And one more thing any mother that would put a child up to doing something so horrible doesn't deserve there child.
Point being, a 12 year old has a brain and the ability to know wrong from right. You may not remember the Nancy Reagan saying, "JUST SAY NO". BTW, don't threaten me. Just like you, I am entitled to my opinion. Also, what is your real name?
Brittany

Beaverton, OR

#8 Jun 24, 2012
No sympathy wrote:
<quoted text>Point being, a 12 year old has a brain and the ability to know wrong from right. You may not remember the Nancy Reagan saying, "JUST SAY NO". BTW, don't threaten me. Just like you, I am entitled to my opinion. Also, what is your real name?
Read the above, It say plannly that the mother is facing criminal charges for allegedly "FORCING" her "12-year-old daugther to smuggle tobacco and pescription drugs into a local jail for her husband".So,(No sympathy) the 12 year old probably new not to do it.The child really had no choice the way it sounds.You have no idea what that child was going through you wasnt their you didn't live with her.So why don't you stop and think before writing your opinion the next time.
No sympathy

Morristown, TN

#9 Jun 24, 2012
Brittany wrote:
<quoted text>Read the above, It say plannly that the mother is facing criminal charges for allegedly "FORCING" her "12-year-old daugther to smuggle tobacco and pescription drugs into a local jail for her husband".So,(No sympathy) the 12 year old probably new not to do it.The child really had no choice the way it sounds.You have no idea what that child was going through you wasnt their you didn't live with her.So why don't you stop and think before writing your opinion the next time.
Brittany, it is exactly MY OPINION. If you don't like it, oh well...tooo oooooooooo bad for you. An opinion is like an a##hole...everybody has one.
Linus

Morristown, TN

#10 Jun 24, 2012
GoodGriefCharlieBrown wrote:
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It's my understanding she is in jail. I do feel sympathy for the child. She's the one that's been let down by her parents, the system and society as a whole. No child should be living in an environment where they would be forced to engage in illegal activity. I hope her mother has to spend a long time in jail. Sorry piece of trash that she is.
It is my understanding she should be in jail.How do you know she has been let down by society and the system? Everybody has enough to take care of themselves without having to constantly worry about crap like this all the time. That is why we pay taxes.
GoodGriefCharlie Brown

United States

#11 Jun 24, 2012
Linus wrote:
<quoted text>It is my understanding she should be in jail.How do you know she has been let down by society and the system? Everybody has enough to take care of themselves without having to constantly worry about crap like this all the time. That is why we pay taxes.
I'm talking about the 12 year old child. She's been let down by her family, the very people you should be able to trust above all. She's been let down by a system who allows dimwitted drug addicts to keep custody of their children. Her mother is no stranger to trouble, she isn't fit to take care of a fence post, much less a child. Compared to the things that child has probably lived through and seen, I feel confident in saying my worries are few.
Mary

United States

#12 Jun 25, 2012
GoodGriefCharlieBrown wrote:
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I'm talking about the 12 year old child. She's been let down by her family, the very people you should be able to trust above all. She's been let down by a system who allows dimwitted drug addicts to keep custody of their children. Her mother is no stranger to trouble, she isn't fit to take care of a fence post, much less a child. Compared to the things that child has probably lived through and seen, I feel confident in saying my worries are few.
GoodGriefCharlieBrown, you seem to know whats going on by what you have wrote. Explain: How this child has been let down by her family.Second of all how has she been let down by the system? You do not know for sure that both parents where drug addicts if you know so much please explain. Also, how do know that the parents still have custody of the child? You seem to know this family very well since you think you know all thats going on. And last you wrote she's been let down by a system who allows dimwitted drug addicts to keep custody of their "children" since you know her so well how many children does she have? Obviously, by you stating "children"she must have more than one. Hummm! seem like you must know these people very well! I'd hate to know I was getting this deeply involved. You know sometimes it's best to mind your own business because in matters like this it could become very dangerous!
Realist

United States

#13 Jun 25, 2012
To be charged with a crime does not necessariliy mean the person commited the crime.
Oak Tree

Kodak, TN

#15 Jun 25, 2012
I happen to agree with GoodGriefCharlieBrown on this. The family let this girl down by the man being in jail and the so called mother having the child take drugs in to him. It is on video tape. Do you need more proof? That is not a prime example of good parenting. That is not teaching a child morals. That is raising another generation of drug addicts. Children learn from example. The system has not only let this child down, but countless more by not taking them away from their addicted parents. Honestly, I will say what I believe to be right, dangerous or not. Deal with it. I will state once again that this so called mother should be flogged in the streets.
GoodGriefCharlie Brown

United States

#16 Jun 25, 2012
Mary wrote:
<quoted text>GoodGriefCharlieBrown, you seem to know whats going on by what you have wrote. Explain: How this child has been let down by her family.Second of all how has she been let down by the system? You do not know for sure that both parents where drug addicts if you know so much please explain. Also, how do know that the parents still have custody of the child? You seem to know this family very well since you think you know all thats going on. And last you wrote she's been let down by a system who allows dimwitted drug addicts to keep custody of their "children" since you know her so well how many children does she have? Obviously, by you stating "children"she must have more than one. Hummm! seem like you must know these people very well! I'd hate to know I was getting this deeply involved. You know sometimes it's best to mind your own business because in matters like this it could become very dangerous!
You are certainly very defensive. And how in the Sam Hill can an opinion about something that is a matter of public record be dangerous? If you had understood, besides that particular girl, when I said "dimwitted drug addicts" and their "children", I meant something that goes on systematically.....not just in this one particular case. And frankly, I think anyone who allows their lives to be ruled by a drug culture, whether as the addict or the enabler, is a tad on the dimwitted side. Any parent who would put their child in that situation is dim witted and selfish. I don't have to know them personally to know that. Are you defending that behavior? When people put themselves in compromising positions in the public eye, their ideas of privacy are delusional.

When someone chooses to be a parent, whether it comes about by accident or choice, their job becomes their child or children. First and foremost.

So, don't bother getting all sanctimonious toward me for speaking my opinion and if you were trying for a veiled threat, well, I'm just darn near shaking with fear. You're soooooooo scary.
GoodGriefCharlie Brown

United States

#17 Jun 25, 2012
Oak Tree wrote:
I happen to agree with GoodGriefCharlieBrown on this. The family let this girl down by the man being in jail and the so called mother having the child take drugs in to him. It is on video tape. Do you need more proof? That is not a prime example of good parenting. That is not teaching a child morals. That is raising another generation of drug addicts. Children learn from example. The system has not only let this child down, but countless more by not taking them away from their addicted parents. Honestly, I will say what I believe to be right, dangerous or not. Deal with it. I will state once again that this so called mother should be flogged in the streets.
And 12 years is so young to be put in a position of having to decide between obedience or defiance. Even if she felt it was wrong, or she was scared, she was doing what her parent sent her to do. It would be a horrible situation for one that young to have to deal with. What kind of parent would ask their child to do something that is risky and illegal? It's very sad.
look

Morristown, TN

#19 Jun 26, 2012
I think they both needs to stay in jail but they are out and if was me i would have been put under the jail she still has her kids I think that dcs needs to put the kids in a bettrer home they don't have a change with them taking all the money to buy there drugs. I just don't understand our system if it was me they would have took my kids away and not look back I know that they are still on drugs so someone please help the kids.!!!!!!!!!
Heard it

Beaverton, OR

#21 Jun 26, 2012
look wrote:
I think they both needs to stay in jail but they are out and if was me i would have been put under the jail she still has her kids I think that dcs needs to put the kids in a bettrer home they don't have a change with them taking all the money to buy there drugs. I just don't understand our system if it was me they would have took my kids away and not look back I know that they are still on drugs so someone please help the kids.!!!!!!!!!
Keep on using your cell phone!!Never new you would put your 2 cents into.... Funny how so many ppl will turn on you in seconds family or not!!!! Ip address says it all!!!Say what you wont it doesn't matter not one soul will lose sleep over this. Small Town Drama!!! Maybe Layel should start putting everyone that gets into trouble on the Fucking News so this small town will have something to talk about and do!!!
Oak Tree

Kodak, TN

#22 Jun 26, 2012
Heard it wrote:
<quoted text>Keep on using your cell phone!!Never new you would put your 2 cents into.... Funny how so many ppl will turn on you in seconds family or not!!!! Ip address says it all!!!Say what you wont it doesn't matter not one soul will lose sleep over this. Small Town Drama!!! Maybe Layel should start putting everyone that gets into trouble on the Fucking News so this small town will have something to talk about and do!!!
Actually, everyone that gets arrested does make the news. It is posted in the weekly paper. There is a long list every week. This practice has been going on long before Layel came into office. There is also a section that tells us how many Mouse lets lose on probation too. Small Town Drama? This is one of the most stomach turning things I have seen lately. In my opinion, it should make the national news. Child abuse should have been added to the long list of charges against this woman. Putting a child in this position is wrong on so many levels. If I were you, I would worry less about what people have to say about it than getting this child some help. This so called mother gave us plently to talk about, without any worry about her own daughter. Sounds like you need a reality check.
JMacD

Knoxville, TN

#23 Jun 26, 2012
@Oak Tree

I completely agree! You can tell a lot about someone, just by looking at how they present themselves in their writing. I fully believe the girl never had a choice in the matter. At twelve years old, I would have done anything and everything my parents asked.

But the mom should know better. However, as you can see by both of the parents records, they are not exactly, how do you say, intelligent and up standing citizens?

Why defend them?

I think the book does not need to be *thrown* at her, instead Judge Joe, needs to Beat her with it repeatedly...

Good lord, what is this world coming too?!

And before anyone asks, I have no criminal record, do not smoke, don't drink, and I do have kids, AND I WOULD NEVER PUT MY LITTLE GIRL IN A POSITION LIKE THAT! EVER!!!

So to the people getting all defensive, its good to know which side of the line you are on.

Drugs are bad, and they will be the down fall of this great community.

And to the lady that was threatening the other guy... Really? Just Really? What are you 13? Grow up, learn to express yourself with more than just angry rants... and for god's sake, learn proper grammar and punctuation... I'm not looking for perfection, the good lord knows I'm not, but a little effort would be nice.
GoodGriefCharlie Brown

United States

#24 Jun 26, 2012
JMacD wrote:
@Oak Tree
I completely agree! You can tell a lot about someone, just by looking at how they present themselves in their writing. I fully believe the girl never had a choice in the matter. At twelve years old, I would have done anything and everything my parents asked.
But the mom should know better. However, as you can see by both of the parents records, they are not exactly, how do you say, intelligent and up standing citizens?
Why defend them?
I think the book does not need to be *thrown* at her, instead Judge Joe, needs to Beat her with it repeatedly...
Good lord, what is this world coming too?!
And before anyone asks, I have no criminal record, do not smoke, don't drink, and I do have kids, AND I WOULD NEVER PUT MY LITTLE GIRL IN A POSITION LIKE THAT! EVER!!!
So to the people getting all defensive, its good to know which side of the line you are on.
Drugs are bad, and they will be the down fall of this great community.
And to the lady that was threatening the other guy... Really? Just Really? What are you 13? Grow up, learn to express yourself with more than just angry rants... and for god's sake, learn proper grammar and punctuation... I'm not looking for perfection, the good lord knows I'm not, but a little effort would be nice.
That's what I've found astounding about the whole discussion.......the people who've been making excuses for the actions of the mother. It's insane.

Since: Jun 12

Knoxville, TN

#25 Jun 26, 2012
GoodGriefCharlieBrown wrote:
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That's what I've found astounding about the whole discussion.......the people who've been making excuses for the actions of the mother. It's insane.
She is the one at fault.

I am sure the girl did not just say, "Mommy, i want to smuggle illegal stuff in for daddy!"

I just don't get it.

I think I'll run for Sheriff one day.

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