Police: Woman, baby test positive for pot

Published 10:20 am Tuesday, August 25, 2015

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 30-year-old Vincent woman is facing a felony child endangerment charge after she allegedly smoked marijuana while pregnant, according to the Alabaster Police Department.



Alabaster police arrested Jacquilyn Lolita Johnson, who lists an address on Acton Road in Vincent, on Aug. 15 and charged her with one felony count of chemical endangerment of a child.

Alabaster Police Chief Curtis Rigney said the arrest came after the Shelby County Department of Human Resources filed a report with the suspect’s blood test results after she gave birth to a child at Shelby Baptist Medical Center.

The blood tests revealed Johnson and her child, who was born on July 27, both allegedly tested positive for marijuana. After police received the test results from DHR, they issued a warrant for the suspect before arresting her on Aug. 15, Rigney said.

Chemical endangerment of a child is a Class C felony, according to Alabama law. If convicted, Johnson could face up to 10 years in prison.

Johnson was released from the Shelby County Jail on Aug. 16 after posting a $15,000 bond, according to jail records. She is scheduled to appear in Shelby County District Court for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 23.