Mom sentenced to six months in jail for giving 2-year old daughter pot
4:14 PM, Jan 21, 2011
CINCINNATI - The Ohio woman who made national headlines for showing her
2-year-old daughter how to smoke marijuana will spend six months in
A judge on Friday also placed Jessica Gamble, 21, on two years
of probation, ordered the mother to enter a 90-day treatment
program and said is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with
the toddler. Gamble will receive credit for four months behind bars
that she's already served. She faced the possibility of 6 1/2 years
The Springfield Township mother pleaded guilty in November to
corrupting another with drugs and tampering with evidence. The
prosecutor's office agreed to drop a child endangering charge in
exchange for the two guilty pleas.
Gamble was arrested in September after authorities obtained cell
phone video that showed her instructing her young daughter how to
smoke marijuana inside their home. The almost two-minute long video
shot in August primarily shows the little girl smoking a marijuana
cigarette. Off camera, a voice that prosecutors said is Gamble is
heard saying to the child, "Don't blow on it."
Authorities said Gamble thought she had deleted the video from
her cell phone, but she had already sent it a friend who forwarded
it to officials with Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services who
then called police.
Gamble's daughter has been living with relatives since her