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Woman charged in the death of her stillborn baby

November 21, 2017--11:28 a.m.

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A 33- year old Cedar Bluff, Alabama woman has been arrested on charges of chemical endangerment after her stillborn baby tested positive for methamphetamine.

Ciji Nicole White was indicted on the charges after the case was presented to a grand jury.

Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver said the death occurred in November of last year and the investigators had been awaiting autopsy results before proceeding with the case.

Sheriff Shaver said “We have made multiple arrests for chemical endangerment involving children, but I believe this is the first case in this judicial circuit in which someone has been charged with chemical endangerment involving a death. This is a very tragic incident and we hope people take notice that it is unacceptable to use illegal drugs during a pregnancy.”

Sheriff’s Office investigators took White into custody Monday afternoon; she was booked in at the Cherokee County Detention Center where she remains with bond set at $100,000.