Decatur Woman Charged With Chemical Endangerment Of Newborn

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Decatur woman is charged with chemical endangerment of her newborn child.  Police say Valerie Lynnae Wallace, 24, smoked marijuana during her pregnancy.

Wallace gave birth to a girl on September 13 at Parkway Medical Center.  At the time of the birth, she tested positive for THC.  Decatur Police and the Morgan County Department of Human Resources were called in to investigate.

Their findings showed Wallace smoked pot during her pregnancy, fully aware she was with child.

Police arrested Wallace on October 12.  She was booked in the Decatur City Jail and then transferred to the Morgan County Jail on $2,500 bond.

Police say it’s unknown if the baby will suffer any long-term effects or disabilities from exposure to the drug.

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