Alleged meth mother denied bail

Last updated 12:26 07/08/2012

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A Wellington mother charged with ill-treating her young daughter by breastfeeding while on methamphetamine and possession of the drug has been refused electronic bail.

Paula Alida Smith, also known as Paula Johnson, 37, was remanded in custody last month but opted to ask for electronic bail.

However, Wellington District Court judge Bruce Davidson said he did not think bail in any form would mitigate the risk of her reoffending.

Smith had asked to live at her parents home where she could be supervised 24 hours a day.

Judge Davidson said there were also some difficulties in her living in the small one-bedroom inner city apartment.

She is awaiting trial on the drugs charges.

The charge of ill-treating the nearly two-year-girl is one of the first such prosecutions in New Zealand.

Her daughter and two others are now in the custody of other family members

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- The Dominion Post

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