PITTSFIELD -- A woman who is seven months pregnant is being held without bail on a probation violation after allegedly testing positive for cocaine seven times and morphine once from January to July.
On Friday in Central Berkshire District Court, Judge Fredric D. Rutberg, citing the need to protect the unborn child, ordered Tianna Fronsman, 23, to the Berkshire County Jail & House of Correction pending a final violation of probation hearing set for July 31.
Fronsman was put on probation in January on charges of larceny over $250 stemming from several shoplifting sprees that Pittsfield Police say totaled more than $1,000. Her probation required that she refrain from the use of illegal drugs and submit to random testing. The probation department brought the violations forward on Friday after receiving confirmation of Fronsman's failed tests from a local drug rehabilitation program.
Attorney Joseph P. Colonna told the court that his client had been doing better recently and was hoping to go back to Vermont where she has family ties, including the father of the unborn child.
Fronsman's address is listed in court papers as being in Cheshire, but her lawyer says she is living in a Pittsfield homeless shelter. Colonna said being in Pittsfield wasn't good for her because of the availability of drugs.
On Friday, she showed up to court with her 5-year-old daughter in tow. The girl was taken by a family friend after the defendant was taken into custody.