MINNEAPOLIS - A Maple Grove woman is charged with endangerment of a child and other felonies after authorities accused her of repeatedly using heroin and marijuana with her 12-year-old daughter.
Rebecca Rachelle Hill, age 37, and her juvenile daughter were detained at the Mall of America on October 12 after they were caught shoplifting at Macy's. Hill attempted to give responding officers a false identity but they were able to learn who she was by running her fingerprints on a computer database.
Investigators were able to make contact with the girl's father, who told them that Hill had been smoking heroin and marijuana with the 12-year-old for several weeks, and driving around with her in a car stolen from a relative. The child told her father that she was suffering from withdrawal so he took her to a hospital, where she tested positive for both heroin and marijuana.
The child was sick and depressed, and reported cutting herself on her wrists and thighs.
When questioned, Hill admitted to buying heroin for herself and her daughter and going on binges, smoking it 3 or more times a day for a period of several weeks. She told investigators she kept providing the drugs so her daughter wouldn't go through withdrawal.
If found guilty on the most serious charge of second degree sale of a controlled substance, Rebecca Hill faces a possible 25-year prison sentence.
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