Police: Newborn Rock Hill baby, mom test positive for drugs

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comDecember 13, 2013 

— Police are investigating after a Rock Hill mother and her newborn infant tested positive for drugs on Thursday.

At about 4:15 p.m., officers spoke with a York County office of the Department of Social Services caseworker who said that a woman, 28, gave birth to her baby girl while under the influence of “multiple narcotics,” according to a Rock Hill police report.

The woman had the child at Piedmont Medical Center, the report states. The baby and her mother both tested positive for narcotics in their systems.

Police will not know exactly what drugs were found in the baby’s system until test results from the State Law Enforcement Division are returned, which can take between a week and 10 days, said Executive Officer Mark Bollinger of the Rock Hill Police Department.

Once police have the results in hand, they will decide whether to file charges against the mother. It was unclear Friday morning if the baby had been taken into DSS custody.

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