New Mother Charged With Assault for Using Meth During Pregnancy

July 15, 2014 6:06 AM

13 0

New Mother Charged With Assault for Using Meth During Pregnancy

The first arrest applying a new Tennessee law that charges a woman with assault for taking illegal drugs while pregnant has sparked backlash from civil rights groups.

Mallory Loyola, 26, was arrested Tuesday, two days after giving birth to a baby girl, because she and her newborn tested positive for methamphetamine, Monroe County Sheriff Bill Bivens said.

Read more

To category page

Loading...