Methamphetamine Use During Pregnancy

A Wiregrass case may be used as a model statewide in the prosecution of women who cause death, or injury to newborns due to their drug use.

Last month, Heather Henderson was arrested by Andalusia Police.

She was charged with chemical endangerment of a child.

Authorities say her use of crystal-meth led to premature birth and ultimately the death of her infant daughter.

Tests revealed meth in both the baby and Henderson.

She was about four months pregnant when she gave birth.

The 19-year old remains behind bars at the Covington County Jail under $750,000 bond.


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