North Alabama infant tests positive for marijuana; mom charged

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) – Florence police say a woman was arrested after her newborn baby tested positive for having marijuana in her system.

Police say 35-year-old Jennifer Lynn Sopanos of Florence, is charged with chemical endangerment of a child.

Sopanos’ baby boy was born March 16 at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital. Police say he tested positive for THC, the main active chemical in marijuana. Ppolice detective Keith Johnson said Sopanos also tested positive for THC.

Johnson says Sopanos has denied using marijuana during her pregnancy and claims the positive test is a result of second-hand marijuana smoke.

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