Kicking an officer of the law would usually end a person in jail but not for this one unruly subject. The officers encountered her during a drug bust when she started screaming and kicking them. Sound like an offense? Not for the 4-year-old girl who was watching her mother be arrested for drug possession and other charges, from the backseat of the car.
Amanda Lynn Summers, 25, an Indiana mother, had allegedly sold two grams of Heroin to an undercover police officer, outside of a CVS for $330. This all happened while her 4-year-old daughter looked on from the back seat of the car. When Summers left the parking lot, she was quickly pulled over and arrested.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the daughter started to act up after Corp. Lenny Popp had grabbed Summers’ hands. When another deputy had attempted to calm her down, she had continued to kick and scream, shouting “Leave my mom alone!” When the officers transported Summers to the Sheriff’s Office, she waived her rights after giving a full confession. She admitted to the police that she had sold drugs to six people that night and her daughter had been with her the whole time. She also admitted to taking her daughter with her to buy and then sell the drugs, from a dealer.
Child Protective Services arrived and released the girl into her grandmother’s custody. According to Summers, she would spend about $1,000 a day to buy drugs, and then she would sell them. These dealings have brought in so much money she doesn’t even know how much she makes in profit.
She is now being held in the County jail on a 25,000 bond and is charged with dealing cocaine/narcotics, possession of a controlled substance, dealing meth with intent to deliver, and also neglect of a dependent.