Mom Pleads Guilty In McDonald’s Overdose Case

Posted On April 21, 2014

 By Mike Perleberg

Tamica Jeffers and Robert Palmer

Tamica Jeffers and Robert Palmer

(Dillsboro, Ind.) – A Dillsboro mother accused of overdosing on heroin in a McDonald’s restaurant play area pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday in a Hamilton County, Ohio courtroom.

Tamica Jeffers, 33, pleaded to a misdemeanor charge of Child Endangering in Hamilton County court, WCPO-TV reports. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a second charge.

Jeffers and her boyfriend, Robert Palmer, 37, also of Dillsboro, made national headlines when they allegedly overdosed while with Jeffers’ 8- and 5-year-old children at the McDonald’s in Green Township on March 9.

The television station reported that Jeffers wept in court as she denied ever using heroin. She told Judge Fanon Rucker that she had a seizure after Palmer overdosed at the indoor playground.

The judge sentenced Jeffers to six months in jail, with credit for 132 days served.

Last week, Palmer was sentenced to six months in prison after his conviction.


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SO the MOTHER of BOTH children is getting away with 1 charge while the BOYFREIND FATHER of ONE child is getting 2 charges and wont get out of jail till AUG while she gets out this week.. Hmm.. doesn't add up to me. 2 people do the same crime at the same time same place everything and she gets less of a sentence then him and she is the legal parent of both kids... what a sad excuse for a mother.


Slap on the wrist. And she have a needle in her arm again afterwards.