Law Charges Pregnant Women For Drug Use

July 13, 2014 4:21 AM

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Law Charges Pregnant Women For Drug Use

“A woman may be prosecuted for an assault offense for the illegal use of a narcotic drug while pregnant, if her child is born addicted to or harmed by the narcotic drug and the addiction or harm is a result of her illegal use of a narcotic drug taken while pregnant.”

Mallory Loyola was arrested and charged last Tuesday with simple assault by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office after she and her newborn daughter tested positive for methamphetamines.

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