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Pregnant drug addict completes rehab stint, pleads guilty

Alicia M. Davidson, the drug-addicted pregnant woman whose parents wanted her to stay in jail to stay clean, has completed an inpatient rehabilitation program and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Davidson, 36, pleaded guilty Friday to attempted seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek said.

She was assigned to Niagara Falls Drug Court, where Judge Mark A. Violante will supervise her further treatment. Davidson can be penalized, including serving brief jail terms, if she fails a drug test or otherwise violates the program's rules.

Wojtaszek said if Davidson successfully completes the drug court program, her guilty plea will be reduced to a non-criminal violation.

Davidson, who is eight months pregnant with her third child, was arrested Aug. 7 outside a vacant house on Niagara Street in the Falls with small packages of heroin and crack cocaine in her possession.

She was released the next day without having to post bail. She was arrested on a bench warrant, was released again and skipped another court date, leading to another warrant.

Parents ask: Why was our pregnant, drug-addicted daughter let out of jail?

Falls police arrested her earlier this week after her release from a Buffalo treatment center.

Davidson's parents, William and Marilyn Orndorff of Newfane, had looked unsuccessfully for her in Niagara Falls after her first bench warrant.

They told The Buffalo News that Davidson should have been jailed to keep her clean and protect the unborn baby.

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