Mother Pleads Guilty To Letting Son Ingest Cocaine

A Boyle County mother, who police say allowed her 18-month-old son to ingest cocaine, entered a guilty plea in court Thursday morning.

Ashley Carrier plead guilty to wanton endangerment charges. A judge recommended a four year prison sentence, but she will not have to serve time if she goes through a five year diversion program.

Carrier, and the child's aunt, Jessica Coffman, were arrested last fall.

Coffman was sentenced to three years in prison earlier this week.

Carrier will be back in court on August 5th for final sentencing.


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  • by knowsit on Oct 16, 2010 at 08:59 AM
    auntie lisa is playing mother teresa but truth be told she sold the prescription pills to the mother and auntie "being their aunt and all"and still to this day sells scription drugs to them how sorry lisa and was mean to the children while she had them cursed them and spent their money just like she leaves her handicapped son alone at home "cant walk" while she rips and runs after women and blows joeys social security check on married women like debbie from bardstown what would walt say he has to be stupid and lets not forget holly h..or kim s how much more can this unfit mother get away with?
  • by Jonathan Location: KY on Jun 19, 2008 at 06:51 AM
    Like I said before, whether the drug was prescription or not, the parents should suffer consequences. Are your cleaning items put away? are your meds out of reach? I am sure they are, as they should be, when there are children around. A baby less than 2 should not be able to reach anything like that, a 6 yr old should not be able to. Protect our children. Lisa, I am soo glad that you are stepping up to the plate and taking care of these children, but that does not mean these girls should not do time for their actions.
  • by Lisa on Jun 18, 2008 at 06:51 PM
    ( This kid injested cocaine) ok dr johnathan i guess the Drs. at UK and in danville got it wrong they didnt know what the baby got into. Sorry but I will believe the drs reports, when you can prove to me that he got into coke then I will happily agree with you. Until then i will believe the reports that i have.
  • by Beth Location: Indianapolis on Jun 16, 2008 at 03:39 PM
    No one is saying this is just a little accident. Don't misunderstand the comments about the mother and the aunt. They are expected to be responsible for what happened to the boy. But what is being said is that you are basing your assumptions about the "truth" from what you have heard in the press. If it will sell newspapers or get you to watch their TV station and commercials, they will twist the truth however it suits their needs. We are just trying to point out that the family knows what happened. The lawyers and the judge who have seen the evidence also know the truth. I guess the police in Danville have never made mistakes in the processing of supposed drug dealers. Or would admit to the fact that things got turned around. Certainly with the boy's safety being the first concern, this was the focus as it should be. But I am looking at the news items here and terrible things happen to all of us. These girls aren't monsters. Careless and irresponsible yes. Evil, no.
  • by Linda Location: Whiteland on Jun 16, 2008 at 03:29 PM
    I think what Lisa is trying to tell you is that the little guy didn't test positive for cocaine. She was at the hospital, picked up the boy, knows the lab report. Took care of him and has custody of him. The press got it wrong. If there was such a gross breach of this child's privacy rights by revealing his name when he is a minor, how can you be sure the rest is correct? Did you know that if the little guy was on amoxilicilin or ampicilin that this could produce a false positive on cocaine? I just found that on one of the medical websites. While it is easy to focus on the mother's alleged negligence (and that will be sorted out later this summer), you are reacting to the things you have seen on TV and in the press. If any of you were in the courtroom or have access to what the lawyers have concerning the evidence I would listen to what you have to say. Otherwise, you know only what you have been given in the press. And we know how accurate that is, don't we?
  • by Jonathan Location: The Burg on Jun 16, 2008 at 02:33 PM
    I have been keeping up with these posts, and I have done some reseach. I have read that it is a total falsehood that Klonopin would give a false positive cocaine test. This kid injested cocaine, and whether it was prescription drugs or not, someone should sit in the pen and have some time to think about what COULD have happened to this innocent baby!!!
  • by Stephanie Location: boyle on Jun 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    The little boy is being very well taken care of as i know his aunt and she would never let anything happen to him or to his sister. The main thing here is the little guy is doing great ...he is a healthy and happy 2 year old. And yeah it could have been worse but by the grace of God it wasnt. I am very glad that he is with someone that loves him and his sister and that takes very good care of them. God Bless her and all of the kids!
  • by Jack Location: Dsnville on Jun 16, 2008 at 07:54 AM
    Does it really matter how far along the girl is? the fact is you are supposed to be protecting your children from these things! Not defending the people who are not protecting the children. I am glad the children are in good hands now, but if a man is going to jail and being charged with a felony for his child's sunburn, a parent whose child got into drugs should be punished severely. What if that baby would have overdosed? Would everyone be defending the mother then? Would it just be a little accident then? I hope not. The children that were in that home were lucky nothing worse happened to any of them!!!!
  • by Jarrod Michael Location: hell on Jun 15, 2008 at 09:52 PM
    Posted by: Amy Location: Boyle on Jun 13, 2008 at 01:55 PM In the local Danville paper, it shows the mother 9 months pregnant. Our government should not allow these irresponsible people to continue to have children!! wow and i just talked to ashley tonight and she isnt 9 months pregnant. could it be oh my god the paper got it wrong????? No no that cant be true everyone knows that the media is NEVER wrong! She isnt anywhere near 9 months!
  • by Jarrod Michael Location: danville on Jun 15, 2008 at 07:52 PM
    I just wonder if she thought it was some kind of joke or was she secretly hoping that he would overdose so she would not have to take care of him anymore? you must be one cruel person to say such a thing. Have you poisoned anyone lately? do you have kids? are they safe with you? Lord if you are a Christian i feel sorry for you because the god and i say that lightly isnt someone who i would want to worship. And jack you live in Pike co, so yeah i an see your locals yelling poor pitiful me, you all need a reality check.And Linda and beth I agree with you both on everything. ;o)
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