Montco DA: Mom Injected 15-Year-Old Daughter With Heroin
On Wednesday afternoon at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and Lower Salford Police Chief Thomas Medwid announced the arrest of two Montgomery County women for allegedly providing heroin to children.
Patricia Sue Davenport, 35, of Harleysville, and Megan Michelle Rudolph, 26, of North Wales, were arrested this week and charged with endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, recklessly endangering another person, possession with intent, and conspiracy.
Police say that Davenport (seen here) and Rudolph traveled from Montgomery County to Philadelphia on numerous occasions over a six-month period to purchase drugs, sometimes with Davenport’s children, who are 8 and 15, in the car, and that Davenport personally injected her 15-year-old daughter and her daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend with heroin.
“I don’t get surprised by a lot,” says Ferman. “But when I read about this story of a mother introducing her child to a drug like heroin, the devil’s poison, it’s incomprehensible to me. And not just introduce but also perpetuate that addiction.”
Ferman credited officials at the daughter’s school for acting quickly when they got a tip about the daughter’s drug use.
Davenport is being held on $50,000 bail, according to court documents.