Mom charged after newborn tests positive for drugs

Mom charged after newborn tests positive for drugs
Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday after investigators confirmed her newborn had tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release (Photo source: Jones Co. Jail)

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Jones County investigators charged a mother with child abuse Tuesday after the sheriff's department received a call about a newborn testing positive for drugs.

Amber N. Carter, 29, of Hattiesburg, was taken into custody Tuesday after investigators confirmed her newborn had tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamine, according to a Jones County Sheriff's Department news release.

Child Protective Services received the tip from a hospital around April 18, according to the sheriff's department.

Carter's bond was set at $10,000 by Jones County Justice Court Judge David Lyons.

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