By: Patti Weaver

(Stillwater, Okla.) — A mother accused of failing to protect her baby from methamphetamine, which she was allegedly using while the two-month-old had a serious infection, and also leaving her three-year-old son alone at their Stillwater home is to be evaluated for Drug Court, a Payne County judge was advised in court last week.

On a defense request, the trial court arraignment for Sherri Janette Farr, 36, who has also been known by the surname of Wells-Farr, was reset to June 4 by Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler. Farr remains free on $5,000 bond, court records show.

Farr had been arrested at 7:39 a.m. on Oct.16, 2018, at the Stillwater Medical Center Emergency Room where she had brought her baby to be seen, Stillwater Police Officer Terry Low wrote in an affidavit.

“Farr appeared to be extremely out of it and acted as if she was on drugs,” a nurse told the officer, the affidavit said. “On the hospital security camera in the lobby, Farr can be seen slinging her baby around,” the affidavit alleged.

“Farr wasn’t making any sense and couldn’t provide any real details about what was wrong with her daughter,” a nurse told the officer, the affidavit said.

While the baby was being attended to by ER staff, the Stillwater officer talked to Farr, who initially mumbled she had taken codeine, but later admitted “to taking speed,” the affidavit alleged.

“She stated that ‘he’ gave it to me yesterday…I asked when she took the speed. Farr began to tell me that she took it at 11. I asked her if it was 11 a.m. or 11 p.m. and she was unsure. Farr was unsure of the exact day,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

“Farr was unaware that her son was home alone,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

“Farr began to talk about her addiction…I asked when the last time was that she used meth. Farr stated, ‘Well he told (me) that the speed was meth,"” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

“I asked Farr how she got her baby to the ER. Farr stated that she drove them. Farr was not making any sense,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.

After she was arrested for child neglect, “Farr stated that she wished she was dead and asked about getting a ‘hanging jury’ as she was escorted to a sergeant’s patrol car, the affidavit alleged.

The ER staff, who had contacted the Department of Human Services, said that the baby was being transported by ambulance to the OU Children’s Hospital, the affidavit said.

According to Payne County court records, Farr had previously been convicted of obtaining a controlled drug by fraud in 2013 for which she was placed on three years’ probation in 2014, except for serving a 30-day jail term. Farr had also been convicted of passing bogus checks in 2013 for which she was placed on one year’s probation in 2014, with an order to pay $5,334 restitution.

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