Mom Force-Fed Kids Beer and Cocaine: Cops

Four-year-old told police he likes Natural Ice and Budweiser.

By Scott Beaulieu and Amanda Raus
|  Friday, Jul 22, 2011  |  Updated 2:50 PM EDT
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Juliette Dunn, left, and Lisa Jefferson, right, are accused of giving young children beer and cocaine.

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A Bridgeport woman is accused of giving her young children beer and cocaine.

Juliette Dunn, 29,  is accused of forcing her 4-year-old son to chug a bottle of beer, then giving her 10-month-old daughter beer and cocaine.

A neighbor waved down police on June 28 and said she saw Dunn feeding her kids beer in the Success Village playground, according to the arrest warrant. 

Officers spotted Dunn and Lisa Jefferson, 33, sitting next to the kids with an empty 40-ounce bottle of beer and a baby bottle next to the daughter with dark liquid that smelled like alcohol, police told the paper.

Dunn and Jefferson were each charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree assault. 

Both children were taken to the hospital, where tests came back positive for alcohol and the 10-month-old tested positive for cocaine, the warrant states.

Dunn told police that Jefferson gave her son a bottle of beer every day, according to the warrant. 

As they were being examined, the boy told a social worker he likes "Natural Ice" beer and "Budweiser" beer, but didn't like the taste of "Dog-Bite" beer.

However, Dunn said she didn't know how her daughter tested positive for cocaine, because she doesn't breastfeed her.

Dunn and Jefferson were both held on $100,000 bond and are due in court on Aug. 4. 

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