Shantel Parker, a 35-year-old Laurelville woman was jailed Friday after she allegedly injected her children with heroin, then sent them off to school.
According to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Parker reportedly gave her daughters, ages 14 and 16, heroin and various other illegal drugs at least 50 times since December 2011.
An investigation began after a witness from the school called police and reported that children appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
Investigators say detectives searched Parker’s residence and recovered evidence related to the case. Parker was not at home during the search, but was arrested a short time later.
She was apprehended without incident in the lobby at a local hospital after an officer recognized her. Her children are now in the care of Hocking County Children Services.
Parker was booked into jail and charged with two counts of felonious assault, two counts of corrupting another with drugs and two counts of endangering children.