Once you decide as a parent to dabble in drugs while taking care of your daughter, there are no good options when it comes to securing those drugs. You can't have the drug dealer over. You can't bring your daughter with you for a score. And you sure as hell can't leave her alone while you trek to the ghetto to drop some dough on crack rocks.
Oh, and if you're splurging on crack with money that you didn't spend to pay your water bill and a city worker comes over to your house to turn off the water while you're out scoring drugs and discovers your daughter home alone in a house of filth, well then you are a degenerate of the highest degree, worthy of all the scorn that will surely be heaped your way once the public finds out.
19 Action News has the story of Mary Slater, a young mom in search of crack with a daughter left to fend for herself.