Arrest for Chemical Endangerment of a Child

An Attalla woman is in jail on charges that she took drugs while pregnant. 33-year-old Crystal Nelson is charged with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced of distributed. Investigators say Nelson admitted to using methamphetamine the day before her baby’s birth and to taking Roxicodone on the day of her baby’s birth. She is currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on $10,000 bond. She also has two probation revocation warrants without bonds.


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