Woman arrested after giving birth

Woman arrested after giving birth

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Agents with the Special Victims Unit of Morgan County arrested a Hartselle woman for chemical endangerment of a child.

According to the sheriff's office, DHR contacted them reporting that Lela Nichole Smith had given birth at an area hospital.

According to investigators, they obtain enough evidence that controlled substances were used during the pregnancy.

Morgan County Sheriff's Patrol Deputies located and arrested Smith after a warrant was obtained for her arrest.

She is now in the Morgan County Jail with a $2,500 bond.

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