Ohio mom who gave pot to 2-year-old gets probation

January 21, 2011 7:13:04 PM PST
An Ohio woman who admitted giving her 2-year-old daughter marijuana and using her cell phone to record the child smoking it has avoided prison. A Hamilton County judge on Friday placed 21-year-old Jessica Gamble, of suburban Cincinnati, on two years of probation with plans to reunite the mother and child.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Gamble has been in the county jail since September and must remain there for two more months to complete a program for drug treatment, job readiness and parenting skills. She also must spend three months in an inpatient drug rehabilitation facility and undergo outpatient drug treatment.

Gamble could have received up to 6 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to corruption of another with drugs and tampering with evidence.