Virginia mom whose boy snorted her cocaine sentenced

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A Chesapeake woman whose 4-year-old son snorted her cocaine has been sentenced on a child abuse charge.

Carrie Ann Billups had pleaded guilty to the felony charge in April.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Chesapeake Circuit Court Judge Marjorie Arrington gave Billups a five-year sentence on Monday and then suspended four years of the term. Arrington gave Billups credit for five months she's already spent in jail.

Court records show that the 26-year-old Billups bought $10 worth of cocaine and hid it under a lamp in her bedroom. She told police that she discovered her son snorting the drug when she awoke the next morning.

The boy was treated at a hospital and released.

The incident occurred in November 2012.