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ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Two East Alabama women have been arrested and charged with chemical endangerment of a child.
According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office, Kimberly Roden admitted to ingesting Lortab and smoking marijuana during her pregnancy.
Her child was delivered prematurely in June and remains in a Birmingham hospital.
Roden faces a felony charge for chemical endangerment.
She was released on a $20,000 bond.
Susan Ellis was also arrested and charged with chemical endangerment.
Authorities say Ellis,26, was taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for a possible drug overdose of Klonopin.
She was 22-weeks pregnant at the time.
Ellis is out of jail on a $5,000 bond, but she is required to report for drug testing.
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