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Cumberland mom arrested after cocaine found amid crayons in home

Posted August 7

Ashley Brooke Parker

— A Cumberland County woman was arrested Friday after investigators found drugs in her Eastover home within reach of her 7-year-old son.

Ashley Brooke Parker was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was released on a $2,000 bond.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office searched Parker's home on Culbreth Drive on July 25 after receiving a child neglect report. Deputies found more than 100 used syringes in a dresser in her bedroom, and cocaine was found on a hallway bookshelf and in the cushions of a couch, where it was mixed among some crayons, authorities said.

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  • Tonya Willett Aug 7, 8:30 p.m.
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    So she needed $200 to get out. That'll teach her for sure.

    And we can't figure out why kids keep dying? Really??

  • Anita Gibson Aug 7, 6:26 p.m.
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    The laws simply are not harsh enough where child neglect/abuse is concerned. The bonds are not high enough. Children are dying, being severely neglected, injured and sickened.

  • Marcia Maloney Aug 7, 3:02 p.m.
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    It's a shame that women like her put their selfish needs before their own children. She's irresponsible and shouldn't have any children.