Taking in monthly funds, waitressing, and the ghoulish marketing of all things Carnel, Jaime Chamberlain is in jail on drug dealing charges.
Jaimee Chamberlain, mother of deceased 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain, jailed in Emmet County on drug dealing charges
PETOSKEY, MI — The mother of 4-year-old Carnel Chamberlain, the boy found dead in June after a week-long search in Mount Pleasant, is jailed in Emmet County on three felony drug dealing charges.
Jaimee Chamberlain, 21, was arraigned in Emmet County District Court on Dec. 17 on three felonies in connection with a "controlled buy" executed by the Petoskey Public Safety Department, said Emmet County Prosecutor James Linderman.
Chamberlain is charged with possessing with intent to deliver less than 50 grams of cocaine on or near school property, possessing with intent to deliver less than 50 grams of heroin on or near school property, and possessing with intent to deliver marijuana.
Linderman said Petoskey police officers purchased the drugs from Chamberlain in a parking lot near a 7 Eleven. The parking lot was within 1,000 feet of a school, Linderman said.
The school property charges carry a minimum sentence of two years in prison and a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, Linderman said. The marijuana charge carries a four-year maximum penalty.
Chamberlain on June 21 left her home on East Tomah in Mount Pleasant to go to work and left her son, Carnel, at the home with her boyfriend, Anthony M. Bennett, police have said. That day was the last day Carnel Chamberlain was seen alive, and after a week of searching, police found his badly burned body underneath the porch of the home.
Federal prosecutors in July charged Bennett with assaulting Carnel Chamberlain. Last month, Bennett was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder, as well as six other counts, in the death of a child with the initials of "C.C."
Jaimee Chamberlain remains jailed in the Emmet County Jail on a $75,000 bond. She is scheduled for a Jan. 4 preliminary hearing.