Last updated at 7:26 PM on 1st February 2012
Babysitter Chelsea Taylor pleaded guilty to willfully ill treating the child in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering or injury to health
A babysitter who wiped party drug Meow Meow on the mouth of the six-year-old girl she was looking after was today warned she could face jail.
Chelsea Taylor, 17, was supposed to be looking after the girl – but instead snorted the drug, also known as bubbles or mephedrone, with friends.
She then wiped her finger in the powder and rubbed it across the lip of the young girl she was in charge of.
Taylor later told police that she thought she had been rubbing the drug on her 19-year-old friend – but had mistaken the child for her.
Fiscal depute Gillian Sim told Dundee Sheriff Court: ‘The mother of the girl had left the child in the accused’s charge.
‘At that time the girl was six years old. A witness and two of his friends in the house as well as friends of the accused.
‘During the evening the accused and her friends were abusing the illegal drug known as bubbles – a class B drug.
‘They were removing it from the capsules, placing it in lines on a DVD case and snorting it.
‘At this time several witnesses saw the
accused put her finger in the white powder and then wipe it across the
mouth of the child.
‘It was rubbed across her top lip. A friend of the accused pointed out what she had done and the accused wiped the powder off.
‘One of the witnesses later informed their mother what they saw and the police were called.’
Popular party drug: Meow Meow, also known as bubbles or mephedrone, is sold online as plant food or bath salts, with a gram costing between £20 and £25
THE POPULAR PARTY DRUG
Mephedrone, also known as M-Cat or
meow-meow, is sold online as plant food or bath salts, with a gram
costing between £20 and £25.
The white powder barely registered in drugs surveys just three years ago, but since then its use has soared.
is strongly addictive and can leave users paranoid and anxious. It can
overstimulate the heart and nervous system, leading to fits or even
Taylor, of The Lily Walker Centre, Dundee, pleaded guilty to willfully ill treating the child in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering or injury to health between September 1 and November 22, 2010, at an address in Dundee.
Jim Laverty, defending, said: ‘Thankfully the suffering or injury to health was potential rather than actual in this case.
‘There’s no getting away from the fact that this is a serious offence.
‘It appears to be the situation that she was under the influence of this substance and appears to have believed that she was in fact performing this act on her friend and not the girl.
‘There was no adverse reaction but obviously there was potential for it.’
Sheriff John Mundy deferred sentence until later this month for a social enquiry report and an assessment of Taylor’s suitability to perform community service as an alternative to jail.
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Have some of these young people have absolutely no intelligence at all?
Disgusting but can you please stop calling it meow meow
Drugs are called “Dope” for a reason.
Hate to think she could have children of her own in the near future.
If she wants to ruin her life doing this sort of thing let her, but to do it when she’s trusted to look after a young child is disgraceful! Defo needs jail time!
Could face jail?????? Erm let’s see how the justice systems deals with this one. A slap on the wrists lm guessing. Disgusting individual.
Jail her for life.
What an idiot. Snorting plant food??? What next??
– STEELER GIRL, Toronto, 1/2/2012 21:13 ______________________________________________________________________ It’s not really plant food. It is a drug to make humans high, they just sold it as plant food (not for human consumption) to get round the law.
does not surprise me at all..about what I expect of people!
Steeler Girl. Its not really plant food, but sold in those packets so as to avoid detection.
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