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Boaz Woman Arrested; Newborn Tests Positive For Meth

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Laura Jean Murphree, 31 (Photo: Marshall County Jail)

Laura Jean Murphree, 31 (Photo: Marshall County Jail)

BOAZ, Ala. (WHNT) – A Marshall County woman is being held on half a million dollars bond after she gave birth and the baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

Laura Jean Murphree, 31, of Boaz, was arrested Sunday morning as she was released from a local hospital.  She is charged with chemical endangerment of a child.

The newborn is currently in a hospital receiving special care.  The baby was born Friday.

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