Dec 16, 2015 5:56 PM
DOVER - The mother charged in connection with a Rochester teen's overdose death, can get out of jail on personal recognizance bail, but only if she meets strict requirements.
Jazzmyn Rood, 41, is charged with child endangerment, after police say she was home and knew her daughter, 17-year-old Eve Tarmey was doing heroin the night she died.
The heroin turned out to be the powerful drug fentanyl, which the medical examiner said caused Tarmey's death inside a Rochester motel where she was living with Rood and Rood's boyfriend Mark Ross.
On Wednesday during Rood's bail hearing, family members - including Tarmey's father - were in the court and could be heard scoffing when Rood's attorney said her client is mourning her child's death.
Rood's attorney said her clients charges are not as serious as Rood's boyfriend who gave the drugs to Tarmey and the woman who allegedly sold the drugs.
Both are charged with dispensing a controlled drug that resulted in death.
The state argued Rood should not be released because she abuses heroin, has not been employed and had been making money selling drugs and prostituting herself.
"People who use heroin are inherently a danger to the community people operate motor vehicles, people make bad decisions when they're on heroin that's why the state believes she is a danger to herself," said Strafford County Attorney Tim Sullivan.
The judge ruled Rood, who could serve up to 7 years in prison if convicted, can be released on bail if she is set up with sober housing. She would also have wear a GPS monitor and be subjected to frequent drug tests. Until then, she will remain behind bars.
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