Attalla Woman Arrested For Chemical Endangerment Of A Child

An Attalla woman has been arrested on Tuesday for chemical endangerment of a child, according to Sheriff Jonathon Horton. 

“Betty Elizabeth Shearer”, 25, of Attalla, is charged with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are ingested, produced or distributed, which is a felony, Investigator Brandi Fuller said. 

A 3 year old child tested positive for Amphetamine and Methamphetamine. An anonymous caller called in stating that the family was using drugs around the 3 year old child. After an investigation was conducted and Shearer along with other family members including the 3 year old was given a drug test. Shearer was positive for amphetamines, methamphetamines, ecstasy, and marijuana. Other family members were also positive for drugs. Shearer admitted to smoking methamphetamine. 

The child has been removed from the home. 

Shearer was being held in the Etowah County Jail on a $10,000 bond but has since bonded out. Conditions of her bond will be inpatient drug treatment and to be supervised by Etowah County Court Referral Office.


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