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.
“Adrian LeShay Stevens, 39, of Gadsden, was arrested on January 16, 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 Investigator Bobby Bryant. The charge is a felony.
She admitted to using drugs the day before her baby was delivered. Her baby died seven days later at a Birmingham hospital. The cause of death was determined to be an intestinal disease.
Stevens was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center and later released on $25,000 property bond. She is subject to drug testing through Community Corrections as a condition of her bond.
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