Newborn baby tests positive for drugs, mother arrested

Updated: Aug. 1, 2017 at 1:41 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A woman has been charged with chemical endangerment of a child after she and her newborn baby tested positive for opiates at the time of delivery, according to court documents.

According to the Montgomery Police Department, Ashley Nola, 31, was charged following an investigation that began July 28. MPD says an infant tested positive for a controlled substance and Nola was identified as the suspect.

Court documents indicate Nola gave birth to a baby girl at Jackson Hospital and they were both tested while still at the hospital.

Nola was taken into custody on July 31 by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

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