Police: More Charges for Mom who Faked Daughter’s Cancer


ATLANTIC, Iowa — An Atlantic woman accused of lying about her daughter having cancer is facing more charges.

Thirty-year-old Leatha Slauson is accused of telling people her five-year-old had colon cancer. Officials say doctors confirm that’s not true.

Officers arrested Slauson last week and charged her with child endangerment and distribution of drugs to a minor.

Thursday she was charged with an additional count of child endangerment and ten counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

Police say she had neupogen. It’s a drug that helps your body make while blood cells and is used during chemotherapy.


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