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Asked on: 9/18/11, 9:00 pm

I am a 32yo woman,married,mother of 3 boys. In an effort to continue being "supermom"after being sick andleft with no energy,i became addicted to methamphetamines.....or crystal meth. I was a smoker and other than a little weight loss(that could be the result of marital discourse) noone would have known i used. I did not lie,steal,or cheat anyone to supply my habit. I NEVER had it around my children. A few years ago i had fallen down some stairs causing damage to my spinal column that left me in quite a bit of pain. I was prescribed the drug Hydrocodone and soon became dependant on it. It became a daily struggle to find more and more pills,as my "legal" monthly prescription ran out after only a few days. When i was searching for pills one day i ran across an old "friend" that told me that they could not get me any pills,but COULD get me something better. Hence,I became addicted to meth. I used to be a surgical tech at a local hospital for 5 years and after leaving there due to my back injury,i became a sub teacher for a spec. ed class. i left that job to become a stay at home mother. I was recently pulled over for no license plate light,of all things,and was subjected to a search of my vehicle. This resulted in my now being charged with a 1st degree felony poss. of a cs>28g,a 3rd degree felony poss. of a cs>1g, and a 3rd degree felony poss. of a cs >4g. ALL IN A SCHOOL ZONE!! I had no idea when he pulled me over that i was across from the school. I'm scared to death that I'm going to prison for a loooonnggg time,and i just want to get help for my addiction. Can u tell me what kind of punishment i'm looking at. Ive been informed that my county has a ZERO DRUG TOLERANCY,

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