A Rock Hill woman, accused of exposing a child who tested positive for methamphetamine among other drug charges, received court-ordered drug treatment but will not go to prison after pleading guilty Thursday.
Jennifer Raye Bradway, 41, faces up to seven years in prison if she does not fulfill court mandates.
Bradway pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges: illegal exposure of a child to meth, distribution of meth, and drug distribution near a school. Her plea was part of a deal in which other charges were dismissed, court documents show.
Prosecutors asked that Bradway get an active prison sentence with drug treatment in prison when she accepted a plea deal with a cap of five years in prison. Leland Greeley, Bradway’s lawyer, asked for in-patient drug treatment rather than prison, with Bradway remaining in jail until a treatment placement opens up.
Judge Paul Burch sentenced Bradway to seven years in prison, but suspended the seven years upon service of three years’ probation and successful completion of drug treatment and other court-mandated requirements that include drug testing, court records show.
If Bradway fails to fulfill her court-mandated drug treatment and probation obligations, she will be facing the seven-year prison sentence, said Greeley. Bradway had no previous drug record, and the sentence allows her to receive treatment for her drug addiction, Greeley said.
“This gives her an opportunity to get to a better place,” Greeley said.
Bradway was first charged in February on meth charges, court records show, then arrested again when the child tested positive. Then in July, police served additional warrants against Bradway.