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Jessica Lynn Riffey (Chester County, Pa., District Attorney's Office)

Jessica Lynn Riffey (Chester County, Pa., District Attorney’s Office)

COATESVILLE, Pa. — Prosecutors say a suburban Philadelphia woman repeatedly injected her 14-year-old daughter and another teen with heroin.

Jessica Lynn Riffey’s arrest was announced Monday. Prosecutors say the 34-year-old woman from West Caln Township supplied the 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy with heroin, tied a string around their arms to isolate veins and injected them on multiple occasions last month.

Riffey is charged with corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children and drug delivery. She’s jailed in lieu of $50,000 pending a preliminary hearing Friday. Online court records didn’t list a lawyer to comment on the charges.

Prosecutors say Riffey’s boyfriend also supplied heroin for the teens to snort. He’s been charged separately with drug dealing and other offenses.