Falkville woman faces homicide charge after deputies said she used meth during pregnancy

Woman arrested for child endangerment.
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:46 AM CDT

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - A Morgan County woman is facing a child homicide charge following the investigation of a stillborn child delivery at Madison Hospital in May.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office executed a warrant for chemical endangerment of a child with homicide on Faith Victoria Kemp, age 20 of Falkville, on Wednesday. Kemp was in the Morgan County Jail on other charges at the time.

According to a release from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, DHR of Morgan County reported Kemp’s May 13 stillborn delivery to the Sheriff’s Office. On May 16, deputies arrested Kemp on an outstanding controlled substance bond revocation. During the investigation, it was discovered Kemp had allegedly used methamphetamine throughout the pregnancy. Additionally, an autopsy was performed by the Alabama Department of Forensics.

PIO for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Mike Swafford says, unfortunately, this is becoming more common.

“We have seen a spike in drug use, a spike in fentanyl, a spike in meth. We are seeing spikes across the board. So that would lend itself to pregnant people and child endangerment. Drug addiction has a lot of downfalls. This falls into that category. In addition to ruining someone’s own life, it ruins a family, community, a neighborhood. When somebody becomes pregnant, if they are not able to handle that addiction, it results in the death of a baby.”

Her bond is set at $200,000 and she remains in the Morgan County Jail.

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