Cops: Mother used meth, pot while pregnant

Published 12:15 pm Monday, January 26, 2015

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 31-year-old Centreville woman is facing up to 10 years in prison after she was charged with allegedly using methamphetamine and marijuana while she was pregnant.



The Alabaster Police Department arrested Dessa Maree Rodgers, who lists an address on Wesley Drive in Centreville, on Jan. 23 and charged her with one felony count of chemical endangerment of a child.

According to her arrest warrant, which lists a Jan. 22 offense date, Rodgers allegedly exposed her unborn child to the two controlled substances while the suspect was pregnant.

As of Jan. 26, Rodgers was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $15,000. She did not yet have a future court date listed.

Chemical endangerment of a child is a Class C felony. If convicted, Rodgers could face between one and 10 years in prison.