Woman charged with chemical endangerment of a child in Etowah County


GADSDEN, Ala. (WIAT) — A woman has been arrested in Gadsden and charged with chemical endangerment of a child, according to a press release from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office.

Corrie Maree Biggar, 34, was charged with a felony count of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed, according to investigator Brandi Fuller.

Biggar received the charge after admitting to using methamphetamine a week before giving birth, and illegally using Norco, a pain medication, a day before delivering her baby. Biggar then tested positive for the drugs.

The child tested positive for methamphetamine, opiates and marijuana, according to the press release.

Biggar is being held at the Etowah County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond. As a condition of the bond, Biggar must complete a treatment program and be supervised by Etowah County Community Corrections.

She also is being held on a failure to appear warrant for unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

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