Mother pleads not guilty in toddler cocaine case

Posted Aug. 10, 2011, at 3:20 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 10, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Bingham woman whose 18-month-old daughter swallowed cocaine has pleaded not guilty to charges of child endangerment, drug possession and falsifying physical evidence.

Twenty-one-year-old Jillian Jones entered her pleas Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court.

Police say the child apparently got into the drugs in June while playing unsupervised at a home in Oakland where Jones was living with the child’s father, Justin Currier. The baby was taken to a hospital after Jones called 911 to report her daughter wasn’t breathing.

The Kennebec Journal reported that there is no court date set for Currier, who is being held for probation violation.