Sheriff: Pregnant mom arrested after admitting to using meth, smoking weed


ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — According to Sheriff Todd Entrekin, an Attalla woman has been arrested for chemical endangerment of a child.

“Nicole Clanton Patton, 28, of Attalla, was arrested and is charged with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed, which is a felony,” investigator Brandi Fuller said.

Patton tested positive for and admitted to illegally using methamphetamine and smoking marijuana while pregnant.

Patton has been booked into the Etowah County Detention Center with a $10,000 cash bond. As a condition of the bond, she must successfully complete a drug treatment program and will be supervised by Etowah County Community Corrections.

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