Chemical Endangerment Arrest
(Etowah County, Alabama) An Etowah County woman has been arrested and charged with chemical endangerment of a child, according to Sheriff Todd Entrekin.
“Susan Emily Ann Ellis, 26, of Rainbow City, was arrested on July 18 and is charged with one count of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed,” states Captain Shane Hartley. The charge is a felony.
Ellis was taken to Gadsden Regional Medical Center for a possible overdose of Klonopin. The medication belonged to Ellis’s deceased grandmother. She was 22 weeks pregnant at the time of the incident, which occurred on July 16.
The Etowah County Department of Human Resources was contacted and the information was then given to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office.
“It is simply unacceptable for an adult to endanger a child’s life with their choice to use drugs,” says Sheriff Todd Entrekin. “I have committed to protecting those who cannot protect themselves. Anyone who chooses to use drugs and endanger the life of an innocent child will be held responsible, arrested and charged accordingly.”
Ellis was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and later released on a $5,000 property bond. She is now required to report for drug testing.
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