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Grandmother Accused of Drug Plot to Gain Custody of Grandchild

By Skupin Law Group, PLLC  Nov. 12, 2013 9:20a

A 58-year-old woman is in the Maricopa County jail after being accused of giving her granddaughter cocaine in an effort to gain full custody of the nine-year-old little girl. According to investigators, S.C. gave the nine-year-old several small packets of cocaine and instructed her on what to do with them. S.C. and her husband share limited custody of their granddaughter with the girl's father who now lives in Texas. The grandmother denies giving drugs to her granddaughter in any kind of plot but did strongly state that she feels she and her husband should have full custody of the little girl. Reports do not state why the little girl's mother is not in the picture but the nine-year-old was apparently raised by her grandparents in Phoenix and S.C. feels that she should stay with the family she is familiar with and in the home she knows. The grandparents currently only see their granddaughter for relatively short periods of time now that she lives in Texas with her father.

The incident involving the alleged plot occurred recently when school officials say they found the nine-year-old in possession of cocaine on campus. Investigators say they have determined that S.C. somehow obtained several packets of cocaine and instructed her granddaughter to stash them in her father's car and take one into school. Once at school, she was to tell her teacher that the packet she had was her dad's. S.C. was subsequently interviewed and arrested on charges of child abuse and other offenses. Reports did not state whether or not the girl's father will be seeking to prevent S.C. from any further contact with her. Do you need help with a child custody issue? Get the help of a skilled divorce attorney today to discuss your custody rights.

Child Custody and Grandparent's Rights

Grandparents may be able to seek custody or visitation rights in certain situations. These cases involve circumstances such as the parents of the grandchild are unmarried, one or both parents are deceased or have been missing for at least three months or the grandchild's parents are divorced. Likewise, a parent may seek to limit grandparent's rights. When it comes to child custody cases, the courts will always view the situation from what is in the child's best interests. Having a knowledgeable custody lawyer on your side will help ensure that your side of the matter is effectively communicated to the court. Contact us at the Skupin Law Group, PLLC now to schedule a free case evaluation.

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