Cops: Woman used heroin while pregnant

Published 11:25 am Monday, November 24, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 31-year-old McCalla woman is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $17,000 after she allegedly used heroin while she was pregnant.



The Alabaster Police Department arrested Amanda Nicole Lawley, who lists an address in the 20000 block of Becky Road in McCalla, on Nov. 19 and charged her with one felony count of chemical endangerment of a child and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree theft of property.

According to Lawley’s arrest warrant, Lawley’s chemical endangerment charge came after she allegedly exposed her unborn child to a controlled substance by “ingesting or injecting heroin” while she was pregnant. The warrant lists a Nov. 19 offense date.

Her theft of property charge came after she allegedly stole $106.89 worth of plumbing supplies from the Lowes home improvement store on Nov. 19, and her possession of drug paraphernalia charge came when she allegedly was in possession of syringes at the time of her arrest.

Chemical endangerment of a child is a Class C felony. If convicted of the crime, Lawley could face up to 10 years in prison.