Shoals Woman Charged After Newborn Tests Positive for Marijuana


Debra Gail Keeton Lawrence (Photo: Florence Police Dept.)

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Police have arrested a Shoals woman after her newborn child tested positive for marijuana.

According to Florence Police, 27-year-old Debra Gail Keeton Lawrence is charged with chemical endangerment of a child.

Investigators say the child was born on February 25 at ECM Hospital.

Florence Police say Lawrence also tested positive for amphetamines at the time of the birth.

She’s being held at the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

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