Tennessee Mom Becomes First Charged Under Law Targeting Prenatal Drug Use


Reports MSNBC:

A 26-year-old Tennessee woman has become the first mother to be charged under a state law that criminalizes all drug use by pregnant women.

Mallory Loyola was arrested and charged Tuesday with simple assault after she and the baby girl she gave birth to on July 6 both tested positive for meth, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to msnbc Friday.

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