MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) — A Memphis mother was forced into rehab after it was discovered her newborn daughter is addicted to cocaine. Police say 35-year-old Ora Boler has a serious problem with drugs. Out of her six children, four were born addicted to drugs. She's now charged with reckless endangerment. She's gone through extremes to satisfy her drug addiction from aggravated assault to prostitution.
Boler’s rap sheet goes back more than a decade ago. She's been on the wrong side of law since 1998. She pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and served 3 years in prison. In 2000, she pleaded guilty to drug charges and served a year in jail. Then in 2005, yet another felony charge - this time theft of property. She pleaded guilty and served more time. Then there are pages of prostitution charges, all while giving birth to 6 kids and 4 of them testing positive for cocaine.
"It's real sad because I have 3 kids of my own and I don't understand if you love your child how could you do something like that,” Ora’s neighbor, Tony Smith, told abc24.com.
According to the police report Boler is homeless and known as a "crack user." Her last known address is a south Memphis apartment complex.
"She's a good person. She plays with my kids but I didn't know she was like that though,” said another neighbor, Dewyone Beans.
Wednesday, the judge sentenced Boler to go through the Shelby County Court Drug Program. Dr. Jamie Gray is a psychologist for the program. He says cocaine is no joke, especially for a pregnant mother.
"It is extremely psychological. Once the drug enters the system it becomes a physical thing and when the body begins to ask for it the mind is going to do what the body asks,” said Dr. Gray.
Boler is being held in the Shelby County jail without bond. Most of her children are either in state custody or with family. She's due back in court Monday January 30.