The judge had given Karla about a month to pay her fine for frequenting a known drug house. Our dad sent her money to help her pay it, but she didn't use the money for that. In addition to the fine, she was supposed to appear in court and she missed the court date resulting in a failure to appear and a bench warrant. Karla was arrested again on January 28, 2004.
I recieved a phone call at about 2:30am from Karla telling me she had been arrested again. She was extremely upset and she wanted me to bail her out. I told her I didn't have to money right now and to perfectly honest I wouldn't have bailed her out if I'd had it. We talked for a little while longer and she said that she would call me back later. I told her that I had dialysis that day and wouldn't be home untile sometime after 6pm. I forgot that John's parents were going to here and we had already made plans with them. Karla called several times within the next few days. She kept calling just before I left or just before I came back home. I had a prepaid cell phone and I was told by my cellular provider that I could not recieve collect calls on it. I asked them if I forwarded my home phone to my cell phone could I recieve collect calls. I was told no, you cannot get collect calls on a prepaid cel phone. They were wrong, you are able to recieve them if it is actually placed to the number you are forwarding. The other thing I found out was that I didn't use up any minutes on my cell phone for those calls.
During one of her telephone calls to me, I told her that I was sending her a mony order so she could buy a calling card. She said that she didn't have a court date yet so she didn't know what the judge would do. I wanted her to be court odered to rehab, but that didn't happen. Kelli and I called everyone we could think of after Karla was originally arrested for frequenting a known drug house. We spent two days on the phone just to find out that while we were making all those long distance calls the judge had let Karla go.
Karla called again on Friday, February 6, 2004. She told me that she had not gotten the money order yet. I told her that I had just sent it the day before and it would probably be there tomorrow. Karla said that they did not recieve mail on the weekends so she would not recieve it until Monday. She then asked me if it be okay for her to call collect over the weekend. I told her yes, it was okay for her to call me collect until she received the money order to buy a calling card. I also told her that she was not to buy cigarettes with the money.
While Karla and I were on the phone, she told me that if someone paid one hundred dollars before February 23, 2004 she would be released and the frequenting charge would not show up on her record. Once again, she told me that she was going to rehab. I told her that I would be there to lend emotional support. I also told her that I love her no matter what and she would always be my sister. Karla asked me to check into rehab programs over here for her. She said that it didn't necessarily have to be an inpatient program, althought I believed she would do better in an inpatient program.
I didn't start looking into rehab programs until after the weekend. Things were kind of hectic for a while in the first week of February and I wanted to relax over the weekend. Karla called again on Monday, February 9th at about 9:30pm. She couldn't talk very long because it was almost time for them to be locked down. That's when they are put back in their cells/pods and they are all accounted for. I couldn't find out phone book so I used one at my dialysis center and wrote down ever rehab program and phone number listed. I called the one listed for my county and found out that they had an opening for an assessment appointment on March 1, 2004. Karla would have been out of jail in time to make it over here for that appointment. The woman at the recovery center told me that I would need to call back with Karla's insurance information, social security number and driver license number. She said that Karla would also need to get approval from her insurance company. Karla never followed through with it though.