(Middleburg, Pennsylvania) One might logically argue that mother-of-two Brandi Baumgardner, 38, is a one-woman crime wave.
Baumgardner has been in jail since last December stemming from failure to appear on burglary and conspiracy charges.
According to court records, Baumgardner conspired with her son, now 20, and a 17-year-old male juvenile, to steal the drug from the home of Charlene and Jason Kline on July 19, 2010. She told the juvenile how to enter the home and where to find the Fentanyl patches under a bed where Jason Kline was sleeping.Bail was set at $50,000.
The juvenile removed one of the patches from the box and left the rest with Baumgardner. Later that night at his Beaver Springs home, he ingested a portion of the drug and nearly died of an overdose, court records said, bringing the crime to the attention of the authorities.
Following Baumgardner’s arrest on those charges, her young daughter was sent to Clear Vision, a residential treatment center in Montgomery.
In March, Baumgardner pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary for the July 2010 crime and was sentenced to 11 months to 23 months, with credit for 93 days she’d already served, followed by five years of probation.
While serving time, Baumgardner was charged with felony endangering the welfare of children and misdemeanor corruption of minors, for allegedly supplying her daughter with narcotics, including crack cocaine and Fentanyl patches, which they shared.
The alleged victim, now 16, told counselors at Clear Vision last August that she began smoking marijuana with her mother when she was 12 and her drug abuse escalated, with her mother injecting her with narcotics about 200 times.