TACOMA, Wash. – A Spanaway mother has been charged for injecting her children with heroin.
Child Protective Services removed three children, ages six, four, and two, from their parents Ashlee Rose Hutt, 24, and Mac McIver in November 2015.
Investigators had heard reports that multiple people lived at the home and all were using heroin. After conducting a welfare check, investigators determined the children living in the home had been abused.
The 6-year-old told investigators that Hutt and McIver gave the children “feel good medicine” before putting the children to sleep. The child described the medicine as white powder mixed with water, and said Hutt and McIver injected the medicine with a needle.
The 6-year-old said McIver had choked the children multiple times, and one of the children had marks, cuts, and bruises on their body. One of the bruises looked like it was at an injection site.
The 2-year-old’s hair follicles tested positive for heroin in a state crime lab. The 4-year-old had traces of heroin in her system, and the 6-year-old tested negative.
McIver and Hutt both admitted to being heroin users when interviewed by detectives.
Hutt has been charged with three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance to a minor, three counts of criminal mistreatment, and three counts of assault of a child. McIver was charged in September.