Woman Charged for Supplying Drugs for Son to Sell

2/25/12 – A Hustisford woman is accused of supplying her son with drugs so that he can sell them. 54-year-old Debra S. Steffen is charged with Using a Child to Distribute Drugs, Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs, Maintaining A Drug Trafficking Place and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Authorities say an undercover member of the Dodge County Drug Task Force purchased 20 pills of Diazepam, which similar to Valium, late last year from her 16-year-old son. Steffen allegedly told investigators that she knew he was selling her prescription medications to make “a few extra bucks” and said he was not a “high-level drug dealer.” Starting last summer, she reportedly started to give him about half of the 60 pills she is prescribed each month and he would sell them for between $2 and $3 each. If she is convicted, the four felony charges carry a maximum total of 26 years in prison. Steffen is scheduled to make her Initial Appearance on March 12.