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A Lauderdale County woman is jailed because her baby tested positive at birth for methamphetamine, police said. 

Taylor Brooks, 22, of Waterloo, was released from the Lauderdale County Detention Center on $5,000 bail.

Brooks’ child was born at a private residence and taken to Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, where the baby tested positive for meth, Florence police Sgt. Brad Holmes said.

“As is policy, ECM contacted authorities to report the incident,” Holmes said. “The child was placed in the custody of DHR and our department opened an investigation into the incident.”

Holmes said the baby was born Feb. 28.

Brooks was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for exposing a child to narcotics, which is a Class C felony. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years imprisonment.

 

 

 

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