Mother charged after baby born with drugs in system - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Mother charged after baby born with drugs in system

An Athens mother is out on bond-arrested after her baby boy was born with cocaine in his system.

Limestone County Chief Investigator Stanley Mcnatt says 22-year-old Misty Marie Gatlin gave birth to a baby boy June 29.

After the baby tested positive for cocaine,the Department of Human Resources notified the sheriff's department.

Mcnatt says the mother admitted she used cocaine during her pregnancy.

Authorities charged Gatlin with chemical endangerment of a child, a felony.

Powered by Frankly