MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida woman accused of illegally taking her three children on a cross-country journey has been ordered to go to rehab.
This after Carrie Weingarth tested positive for cocaine use while on probation.
On Tuesday, a judge learned of the probation violation and ordered her to attend a drug rehabilitation program.
In July, Weingarth accepted a plea deal. She pleaded no contest to a charge of interfering with the custody of her children. In exchange, she agreed to a two year probation term.
In February, 2014, Weingarth sparked a nationwide search after she took off with her kids to California without their father’s permission. The search, which was large and costly, eventually ended with a tearful reunion with the dad at the airport.
Other terms of Weingarth’s deal were that she attend a parenting class along with undergoing mental and drug abuse evaluations. She was also granted supervised visits with her children.
Dozens of Miami-Dade Police Officers attended her last hearing, after her lawyers accused officers of exaggerating the kids disappearance in order to earn $10,000 in overtime.
One school officer said Weingarth should never have been charged.
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