Shelby County mother charged with child endangerment

SHELBY COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A Shelby County mother is in jail and accused of taking drugs while pregnant with her ninth child.

Alicia McClain, 36, of Montevallo, is charged with chemical endangerment of a child after she and her newborn tested positive for drugs.

Investigators say McClain took prescription pills while she was pregnant. The pills contained the ingredients found in Xanax and Valium.

The baby is still in the hospital.

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