Mom Abandons Baby Less Than Eight Hours after Birth, Both Test Positive for Drugs

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Police are searching for a mother in Tuscaloosa, Ala. after abandoning her newborn baby in hospital just hours after giving birth, reports the Daily Mail.

The woman was admitted to DCH Regional Medical Center at 3 a.m. on Tuesday after attempting to have the baby in her hotel room.

Both she and her baby tested positive for cocaine and opiates.

Eight hours after giving birth, the woman was caught on CCTV leaving the hospital without her baby. Authorities say she left with two unidentified black males.

Juvenile investigators are looking for the woman to charge her with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to controlled substances.

Sgt. Brent Blankley, TPD’s public information officer said the name and social security number the woman gave when she was brought into hospital were fake.

The woman is described to have a large tattoo in the middle of her chest and was brought from a hotel in the 3500 Block of McFarland Boulevard.

The newborn boy is currently in the neo-natal intensive care unit at DCH. Sgt. Mike Chaisson said. No arrest has been made, but police are actively looking for leads to find the mother.

Police request that anyone with information with the identity of the suspect is asked to call Tuscaloosa County Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867 or Text “Tusc” and the suspect’s information to Crimes (274637). Anyone with information leading to an arrest will receive a cash reward.

Sources: Daily Mail,