Gadsden Woman Charged With Chemical Endangerment Of A Child

A Gadsden woman has been arrested for chemical endangerment of twins.

According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin – 26 year old Courtney Starr Hyfield-Parker of Gadsden is charged with two counts of chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed, which is a felony.

courtney-hyfield-parkerParker tested positive for opiates. One infant was stillborn, the other was been transported to a Birmingham hospital.

Bond is set at $30,000. Parker will be supervised by Etowah County Community

Corrections and must give a negative drug test before being released from the Etowah County Detention Center. She also is restricted from having unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 18, per a judge’s order.

The case is also being worked by the Etowah County Department of Human Resources.

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