Police: Woman’s twins tested positive for suboxone, opiates
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
ALABASTER – A 31-year-old Wilsonville woman is facing a pair of felony chemical endangerment of a child charges after police said she allegedly gave birth to twins who tested positive for multiple controlled substances.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Kimberly Lynn Easter, who lists an address on Shelby County 7 in Wilsonville, on July 7 and charged her with two felony counts of chemical endangerment of a child.
The charges came after Easter gave birth to twins at Alabaster’s Shelby Baptist Medical Center on May 31, said Alabaster Police Department Lt. Grant Humphries. The twins allegedly tested positive for suboxone and opiates after they were born, and the case was then turned over to the Shelby County Department of Human Resources.
Following the DHR investigation, the agency turned the case over to the Alabaster Police Department, who made the arrest.
Chemical endangerment of a child is a Class C felony, and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison upon conviction, according to Alabama law.
Easter was released from the Shelby County Jail the same day she was arrested after posting bonds totaling $30,000.
She is set to appear in Shelby County Circuit Court on Aug. 9 for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Daniel Crowson.
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