Sentencing set Thursday for Youngstown mother of baby exposed to cocaine
The mother of a baby who tested positive for cocaine faces sentencing in a Mahoning County courtroom on Thursday.
Rose Geisler, 37, is scheduled to appear before Common Pleas Court Judge John Durkin, who will sentence her for child endangering.
Geisler, who pleaded guilty to the charge in May, could be sentenced to a maximum of three years in prison and fined $10,000.
However, Geisler’s attorney is expected to argue for probation instead of prison time.
In June of 2022, Geisler's son who was three months old at the time was taken to Akron Children's Hospital in Boardman after she found vomit on his onesie and breathing abnormally.
Geisler told Youngstown Police that her brother had stayed at their Jacobs Road home a few days prior to the incident and that he "may have had cocaine on his hands" when he touched her son.
The child was flown to the Akron Children's main campus in Akron for further treatment.
Geisler was subsequently indicted by the Mahoning County Grand Jury.