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South Carolina woman charged after 5-year-old girl tests positive for heroin, police say

A South Carolina woman has been charged after police said a child tested positive for heroin, WMBF reported.
30-year-old Ashley Baker Sutton is charged in connection to a child testing positive for heroin.
30-year-old Ashley Baker Sutton is charged in connection to a child testing positive for heroin.(WMBF)
Published: Oct. 19, 2020 at 10:33 AM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WVLT/WMBF) -A South Carolina woman has been charged after police said a child tested positive for heroin, WMBF reported.

The suspect identified as 30-year-old Ashley Baker Sutton was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Oct. 15 and charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

According to a report from the Horry County police, authorities learned the victim, a 5-year-old girl tested positive for the drug back in August.

Police said they opened the investigation after a report was made alleging Sutton was a drug user and frequented homes where illegal narcotics were believed to be used.

Sutton was released on a $10,000 bond the same day she was booked into jail, according to online records, WMBF reported.

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