TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — A woman accused of abandoning her newborn at DCH Regional Medical Center five months ago is back in jail and facing a chemical endangerment charge.
Kacie Blankenship and her child tested positive for drugs, according to police.
Blankenship disappeared hours after birth, but not before giving hospital administrators a fake name and social security number.
Surveillance videos and separate arrests gave Tuscaloosa police all they needed to identify and charge her.
She’s being held on a $15,000 bond.
The child remains in state custody.
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