How I Lost My Kids
I have 5 children. Four daughters, 23, 20, 18 and 10. I also have a four year old son, whom I waited my entire life for.
I took a job in Ocala Florida. I was going over an hour one way every day to get back and forth to work. So, my husband and I started looking for places in and around Ocala to move to. We found a house. Our relationship had been very rocky for years. After a few months of moving, we separated.
After the separation, I started seeing a guy who worked with me. He was a recovering heroin addict.
I was raised in Lake Butler, Florida and have no clue about heroin or what I was supposed to be looking for.
My ex and I got along with our kids. We actually shared custody of our 2 kids 10 year old daughter and 4 year old son. We kept all courts out of our separation. This seems to really make CPS upset. We were becoming friends again and were doing great with sharing our 2 kid’s time. We were knocking it out of the park with shared custody, our way.
May 15th, 2020 my boyfriend was fighting his addiction. I did not know he was going through this.
I took a nap around noon and my boyfriend woke me up to tell me he was going to check on our friend that had just had cataract surgery. He said he was taking my son so I did not have to get up and could finish my nap. I got a call later on from his phone, it was the cops. Apparently he was going to jail and had fentanyl on him. I was told where to come and get my son, at the grocery store.
The cop was going to take me, she assessed me, my house and my son and daughter and even stated in the report that there seemed to be no drug use or any reason to take my kids. They were well fed, clean and clothed. I was a wreck and could not believe what was happening. This was the beginning of a nightmare that would not end.
My son, daughter and I were trying to move on with our lives when this woman knocked on my door the very next day. She asked for 3 names of people to describe what kind of a parent I am. I gave her 2 of my adult daughter’s names and my parents’ names and numbers. I was still in shock about everything that had happened. She showed up several days later saying that one of my daughters said that I was a meth head and tried to get her to do meth with me and my boyfriend. She also said that my daughter said I was a piece of %÷;× parent and I needed my children taken from me right away. That I had no business having children.
When she threw the test on the table and said either I take it or she is taking my children from me, I refused. I asked her to kindly leave my house. My kids were at my ex’s house at this time.
I called a friend and asked them how I can get the weed out of my system. She told me how and I did as I needed to get the weed out for a drug test. I had no clue that my allergy medicine, Sudafed, is the main ingredient in Methamphetamine. I take my allergy medicine every 3 to 4 hours, depending how bad my allergies are. During the summer they are very bad. Anyone who knows me, knows this. I asked her to take a picture of all of my medicines and she refused. She even refused to take pictures of my ADHD medicine because it was over a year old. Which you take as needed.
She talked my ex into making me take the test and we all met at my house. I was in shock and could not believe that methamphetamine and amphetamine were showing up. Why wasn’t the weed showing up that I had just smoked the night before, but, 2 things that I do not do are showing up? That’s right, a friend had given me a Xanax to take the night before as well, because I couldn’t stop crying about everything that was happening. That didn’t show up either. The stuff worked that I took to pass the drug test. No one told me not to take my allergy medicine.
The first thing I did was google what can cause a false negative for these 2 items. Guess what, the same thing that I take every 3 to 4 hours to be able to breathe without a prescription. The only thing I took after cleaning my system. I pointed this out to her.
She and her ghetto sounding boss started calling me a drug addict and a lot of other names. They said that either I admit I am a drug addict and get treatment or they were taking my parental rights away. They continued to call me names and belittle me. I refused to admit I was something I was not. I told them I smoke weed and that is it. I said that I refuse to let them bully me around and belittle me.
My ex was here with the kids. He and anyone else who knows me knows I smoke weed and constantly take my allergy pills. There is no doubt in his mind or anyone else’s as to what happened after I did a google search.
I smoke weed! I have ADHD very badly and it takes an act of God to get medicine that you will probably get addicted to or it stops working. I have dealt with my own issue by smoking a bowl after my kids are in bed, house is clean and I want to go to sleep. It slows my thoughts and calms me from wanting to go, go, and go. I also take allergy medicine and told her about all of my vitamins, allergy meds, ibuprofen and PMS pills. My allergies are so bad that I used to get 3 shots in my arm once a week for them so I could breathe better.
Let’s do an intro on my 20 year old daughter…..
When she was 15 she had an entire town and school convinced that she was raped by my husband and gave birth to my now 10 year old. She told them all that I was raising her child and married her rapist. Facts can easily prove this to be a lie. That is just the biggest lie that I dealt with from her. Turns out she will lie and lie when she is mad at someone. I didn’t realize she was mad at me. Before all of this she had accused one of my family members of being inappropriate with her. I called her a liar and said you don’t go around saying stuff like this, you can ruin people’s lives. By the way, my daughter has been living in a coke drug house, I just learned, and had been addicted to coke.
I am without a doubt the person who gave birth to my 10 year old. There is no father on the birth certificate because my 1st husband and I had not gotten a divorce, at the time she was born. By law, I had to refuse his information because we were still married or he would have been named as the father on her birth certificate. My second husband and I got married 3 days after I was divorced. It even states in our divorce decree that my first husband is not the father, but, my second husband is. It also states on my marriage license to second husband that we are coming into the marriage with one child. This will come in handy later, remember this information.
DCF said I was a danger to my kids and wanted my coked up 20 year old daughter to be at my house with me to make sure that I do not harm my kids. My 18 year old honor roll, commander in JROTC, raiders and so much more was willing to come and stay. It took a lot to convince them to let my 18 year old stay instead. DCF knew the background of my 20 year old and didn’t care. And, they never stated any of my 20 year olds background, life style or lies in any of the paperwork or told the judge. My ex was going to bring the kids back in a couple of days after my 18 year old was here and he was off work.
This worker never told us what time.
By the way, she used to be a prison guard and let us all know once she found out that is what my ex does for a living. He is a great guy, he didn’t ask her to do this.
This was all her and her bosses doing.
When we were filling out paperwork she kept referring to my children as collateral. She knew, because I told her, how I felt about her calling my children collateral. They are my children, not collateral. She also kept calling me by my first husband’s last name. My name has been changed for 8 years. I told her this from the get go. She was nasty and trying to get me upset. She kept saying that I will get violent with my kids. I have never been violent towards my children, any of them. She knew exactly what she was doing.
She did another drug test. When my test showed that I had something else I had no clue what it was. Benzodiazepine is what showed up. She refused to tell me what it was. I had no idea. Trusty google told me. The Xanax I had taken to sleep while my ex had the kids. That is what it was. Guess what, I haven’t even been taken illegal weed. The weed I took was CBD weed. Which is legal in Florida. You don’t get high, it only helps to relax and for pain and sleep. The cleaner I bought only worked for 6 hours. Everything it covered up showed up in the next test. I didn’t take my allergy meds because I knew it would do the same thing and show up. So, I did as google told me and to not take it for 48 hours.
I asked her when my first test would be back from the lab. She laughed at me and said, “So I am supposed to freeze your pee?” I said yes. As soon as I told you it was a false negative you should have taken the steps to send it off and prove it wasn’t. That is when she said I am not cooperating and took my kids. This woman continued to harass my ex in the middle of the night, texting him. I bluntly told her to stop calling me, if she wanted anything from me, to go through my lawyer. She brought a case worker to take over, who I met one time. I completely passed her drug test. Oh I am so sorry, it showed the glass of wine I had the night before.
The day after they took my children I had court. My ex-husband, 18 year old daughter and I heard the investigator lie to the judge about what happened. They have since harassed my first husband to the point of him losing work. They claimed that they couldn’t find our divorce decree with the statement saying that he is not the father and that my second husband was. We gave them the day and time of our divorce, county, judge and all. My first husband finally found a copy of our divorce and sent it to them. They still summoned him to go to my arraignment.
I never got a chance to do anything after they took my kids. They were supposed to set up mediation before arraignment. They set up mediation for 4 days before trial. It is my arraignment day June 23rd and I still have not had a single piece of paper work about my court dates, mediation, trial, and absolutely no chance to even try and get my kids back. My mediation is set for August 21st, pretrial August 25th and adjudication for August 27th. I was supposed to have a chance to get my kids back before any of this. I have had no chance. I called the caseworker and begged her to drug test me every day. Do whatever she needs to do to get my kids back home. I am just getting the run around.
Today during my arraignment, which I recorded, the judge didn’t even mention my son. She just wanted to make sure that neither I nor my first husband had complied to get my daughter back. She isn’t his child. We were separated for years before I had her.
Does this sound like they are following the law in any way or trying to steal my daughter? There is something really wrong about all of this. I need help! Where are the 12 jurors of my peers? I have no violence or drug use in my background. True addicts get their children handed to them and mine are ripped from me!
Judge Sandra Robbins is over my case
Kelli Gibson is the compulsive lying investigator
Jamie Blunt is her boss who backed her on everything
My court appointed attorney is Brian Shear