for repeatedly injecting her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin, prosecutors said Monday, October 6. The Chester County district attorney’s office alleged that the Philadelphia woman supplied the 14-year-old girl and a
16-year-old boy with heroin and
injected them multiple times last
month. She also tied a string around
their arms to hide
Riffey was charged with corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of
children and drug delivery.
pending a preliminary hearing Friday. Prosecutors also alleged that Riffey’s boyfriend supplied heroin for the
teens to snort. He has been charged separately with drug dealing and other offenses.
District Attorney Thomas Hogan said
the family lived in a trailer in which
numerous people were using heroin.
He said the mother was supposed to be caring for and protecting her daughter
and instead exposed her to the drug and enabled her use of it.
“It’s hard to make that leap as a parent,
to think how you end up in that position,” Hogan said.
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