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Charges dropped against mom nursing her baby while drinking

Adams to tell story on '20/20'

Posted: March 27, 2014 - 10:03am
Tasha Adams is seen talking to a reporter from ABC's "20/20" about her arrest for drinking while breastfeeding. Her segment will appear on the show Friday night at 9 p.m.  COURTESY ABC NEWS
COURTESY ABC NEWS
Tasha Adams is seen talking to a reporter from ABC's "20/20" about her arrest for drinking while breastfeeding. Her segment will appear on the show Friday night at 9 p.m.

Charges have been dropped against a woman who was jailed after she breastfed her baby while drinking at a local establishment.

Tasha Nicole Adams will tell her story to the ABC news program "20/20" Friday night at 9 p.m.

Chuck Clawson, the deputy city attorney for Conway, dropped Adams’ child endangerment charge because there wasn’t enough evidence to prove she had one too many drinks to care for her child.

A waitress at Gusano's Pizza at 2915 Dave Ward Dr. reported seeing Adams nurse her child while she was drinking alcohol and eating with her family in November of last year.

The waitress, Jackie Conners, was off-duty when she witnessed the event. She asked management about the incident, but she said they refused to intervene. She then called her mother before calling the Conway Police.

Arkansas law doesn't say anything specifically about drinking while breastfeeding, but officers on the scene made the call to place her under arrest.

Adams said she was not given a breathalizer, and she told the news program that she was not drunk.

Conners, who also spoke to "20/20," said she would do the same thing again. She was fired the week after she called the police. Conners has filed a class action lawsuit against the bar and restaurant company for unlawful pay practices. 

The lawsuit does not state the reason Conners’ employment was terminated.

The "20/20" episode will appear on ABC at 9 p.m. Friday.

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Bad boy
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Bad boy 03/27/14 - 10:20 am
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DRUGS

Alcohol is a drug period. A lot of the drunks don't like to think it but it is true. What if she had been using meth or coke? A drug is a drug is a drug. No wonder children are turning out so badly these days. They are getting here already in a fight with abusing parents.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 03/27/14 - 12:11 pm
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Well yeah

Coffee is also a drug. Should she be arrested for drinking coffee? What about second hand smoke? Or if doctor prescribed antibiotics were being consumed?

What if she breathed less-than-pure air?

Because by your statement, all drugs are drugs, and all drugs are impurities. Hence alcohol and meth live on the same plain - a odd assertion.

What if she'd taken cold medicine 24 hours previous?

What if she planned upon ingesting 12 ounces of beer after putting the baby to bed for the evening?

justoffcenter
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justoffcenter 03/27/14 - 12:55 pm
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And stupid people

What a bunch of crazy people. It is up to her to make her kid a slave to beer.

Then the Dem's can cry about it, start a government program, charge us all more tax, get a new department or Czar and feel really good that they done something.

All the while the kid still needs a beer.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 03/27/14 - 02:35 pm
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conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 03/27/14 - 11:08 am
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You go girl!!!!

Make arkansas proud!!!

And FOXTROT UNIFORM to gusanos for firing miss Connors

mikeng1994
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mikeng1994 03/27/14 - 12:58 pm
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Yup, nothing like getting

Yup, nothing like getting bravo foxtrotted by your management team.

Budnmud
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Budnmud 03/27/14 - 01:35 pm
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Happens here

It happens here every day.... getting to be a way of life...

lachowsj
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lachowsj 03/27/14 - 03:17 pm
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About the waitress

The waitress, Jackie Conners, was fired after contacting authorities. If that is the reason she was fired, Gusano's will likely regret that decision. For any close call it is a good idea to come down on the side of safety and protection. As long as she was acting out of concern and not personal malice she should be applauded for being concerned enough about the child to get involved.

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InsGuru 03/27/14 - 04:30 pm
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Yeah well

Didn't it also say she was off the clock? "She showed up early for a meeting"?

They already have one suit going from former employees. I dunno how guasanos in conway even stays in business.

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crypted quill 03/27/14 - 03:32 pm
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"Alcohol does get into breast

"Alcohol does get into breast milk, but your body breaks down the alcohol molecules.

Alcohol does not get trapped in breast milk. Within an hour or two of one drink, all of the alcohol molecules in the breast milk have already been broken down.
If you are intoxicated or binge drinking, you should wait until you are sober to restart breastfeeding.

The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) & La Leche League both agree women can continue breastfeeding with moderate alcohol intake. Chronic or heavy users should not breastfeed."

Maybe Jackie should mind her own cockamamie business and stop (saw what appeared to be several alcoholic beverages on the table) assuming.

Heck I'm shocked they didn't throw her under the jail for breastfeeding in public.

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