A babysitter who wiped party drug Meow Meow on the mouth of the six-year-old girl she was looking after has been jailed for four months.
Chelsea Taylor was supposed to be looking after the girl but instead snorted the drug, also known as bubbles or mephedrone, with friends.
She then wiped her finger in the powder and rubbed it across the lip of the young girl she was in charge of.
Taylor later claimed to police that she thought she had been rubbing the drug on her 19-year-old friend but had mistaken the child for her.
Fiscal depute Gillian Sim told Dundee Sheriff Court: "The mother of the girl had left the child in the accused's charge. At that time the girl was six years old. During the evening the accused and her friends were abusing the illegal drug known as bubbles, a class B drug. They were removing it from the capsules, placing it in lines on a DVD case and snorting it.
"At this time several witnesses saw the accused put her finger in the white powder and then wipe it across the mouth of the child. It was rubbed across her top lip. A friend of the accused pointed out what she had done and the accused wiped the powder off. One of the witnesses later informed their mother what they saw and the police were called."
Taylor, 17, of Collace Crescent, Dundee, pleaded guilty to wilfully ill treating the child in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering or injury to health between September 1 and November 22, 2010 at an address in Dundee.
She further admitted a charge of assaulting a woman, Kelsey Morton, on March 30, 2011 at an address in Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee.
The court heard how Taylor seized Ms Morton by the hair and dragged her on the floor before pinning her arms above her head and repeatedly striking her on the face and body and repeatedly kicking her on the head and body to her injury.
Jim Laverty, defending, said: "Thankfully the suffering or injury to health was potential rather than actual in this case. There's no getting away from the fact that this is a serious offence. It appears to be the situation that she was under the influence of this substance and appears to have believed that she was in fact performing this act on her friend and not the girl. There was no adverse reaction but obviously there was potential for it."
Sheriff Richard Davidson jailed Taylor for four months on each charge sending her to jail for a total of eight months.
Passing sentence, he said: "This was abuse of a child in the most appalling way. This behaviour is intolerable and you displayed crass stupidity and recklessness."
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