Sheriff: Mom on meth charged with child abuse

Sheriff: Mom on meth charged with child abuse

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - According to The Jones County Sheriff, a newborn tested positive for methamphetamine, and the mother is facing charges.

Elizabeth A. Gracia, 26 of Laurel, was tested for the same drug her baby was, and she also tested positive, according to the sheriff.

Investigators received the medical records confirming the results, and Gracia was charged with felonious child abuse.

She was taken into custody on Sunday, and if convicted could face a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Gracia made her initial appearance in court Monday where a judge set her bond at $20,000.