Mother of addicted infant to get treatment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. –Jamillah Falls is the first woman to be arrested under a new state law for giving birth to a drug-addicted baby. But now she’s onto phase two: treatment.

A judge has ordered her to a 28-day treatment at the Serenity House. He says if she leaves before that’s up, she’ll go straight to jail.

William Gosnell, Jamillah Falls’ attorney, said, “She’s much better today.”

After a week of drug withdrawals and court appearances Falls is now going to get help.

She was on the run from police for a week after authorities found out she did heroin two days before giving birth to her child on July 5.

Monday, the judge dropped her $100,000 bond so she could go to treatment.

Gosnell said, “She thanked him, which is remarkable considering she had a very bad weekend of withdrawals from drugs.”

Her friends tell WREG she didn’t mean to get pregnant, and that she’s been struggling with addiction for years. Now she’ll have to stay on course with the judge’s orders if she wants to see her baby, who is in DCS custody for now.

“I believe they will let her have visitation with this baby as soon as she gets out of serenity house in 28 days,” Falls’ lawyer said.

Falls broke her probation in criminal court when she was arrested for this. Now another judge will have to sign off on the first judge’s ruling before she’s admitted to treatment.

13 comments

    • whitedemonsandblkfools

      When they tie your mammy tubes they will tie hers. You so called Christian ppl are sick. I bet you even support the Isreali bombing of kids

      • youhavegottobekidding

        ahh, another “graduate” from days of Memphis City Schools. Where did I say anything about being a Christian? Why are you okay with all these crack heads breeding? Not that it is ANY of your business, but I do not support Israel on anything.

      • JOSEPH LIEGEL

        Object of war = inflict as much damage on the enemy as possible. If children and civilians are collateral damage, that is an unfortunate event. Nevertheless, that is why going to war should be an absolute last resort………we done here ????

      • youhavegottobekidding

        I didn’t know meth and/or crack was popular back in Nazi Germany…Thanks for the history lesson…hahahahaha

    • whitedemonsandblkfools

      If your meth smoking mammy had you Why should she not? Instead of encouraging her to get HELP you come with this Mcs bullcrap. Do you say that to all these meth addicts? No bigger hypocrites than your ilk. If you tired of drugs tell your whites and mexican conspirators to not import them

  • MissTee

    It was such a good idea to waste time and resources tracking her down and throwing her in jail instead of putting her directly in treatment! Lord knows, we have nothing but money to spend in this town.

  • Lindah Sutton

    Of course she’ll get help. The state doesn’t want to take care of any more babies. There are already enough meth head kids on the rolls.

  • Don

    A judge has ordered her to a 28-day treatment at the Serenity House.
    the judge dropped her $100,000 bond so she could go to treatment.
    Will she have to pay for her treatments, or will the taxpayers be billed?
    Lets hear the rest of the story.
    The citizens should not have to pay for her mistakes.

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