Brouillard gets 10 years

Published 8:56 pm Friday, August 5, 2011

Jeremy Brouillard, 29, was handed a 10-year sentence Friday by Circuit Judge Jack Meigs after pleading guilty to chemical endangerment of a child and reckless endangerment.

District Attorney Michael Jackson said the case is an example of his office’s dedication to keeping children out of harm’s way.

“We are going to do everything in our power to protect kids from these drug criminals,” he said. “Sadly, this case illustrates the type of world we live in today.”

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The case stems from a Sept. 28 incident in which Tequila Bennett, the mother of 6-year-old Synclair Bennett, reported that Jeremy Brouillard and Andrae Ellis had given her son marijuana blunt to smoke.

Bennnett stated she had left her son at her aunt’s 1301 Tremont St. residence and when she returned to pick him up, her older children said Brouillard and Ellis had given Synclair the dirty blunt to smoke.

The child stated he sat in the back seat of a car with Brouillard and Ellis while he watched them sprinkle white power inside the blunt and roll it up.

They then asked him if he had ever smoked before and when he said no, they passed it to  him.

Synclair said he took two hits and exited the car.

Synclair’s mother immediately took him to the emergency room at Vaughan Regional Medical Center, where he tested positive for marijuana.

When Selma Police officers responded and searched the car, they found a blunt in the ashtray, along with scales and plastic bags.
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