Alabama Mom Arrested After Her 5 Kids All Test Positive for Cocaine
MONTGOMERY, AL — An Alabama mother was arrested on Friday after five of her children tested positive for cocaine.
Cordelia Adair, 31, has been charged with five counts of chemical endangerment of a child after the positive tests, according to court documents obtained by the Montgomery Advertiser.
The Montgomery Police Department has stated that the victims include Adair’s four-year-old son, seven-year-old daughter, nine-year-old daughter, and her two older sons, ages 12 and 13.
The exposure to a controlled substance allegedly occurred between June and September of this year, according to Adair’s arrest affidavits.
“MPD was contacted by DHR on Sept. 6 in reference to possible drug activity in the home,” Montgomery Police Department Captain Regina Duckett said. “Following a joint investigation with DHR, warrants were secured against Adair. She was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Sept. 21 and charged.”
Authorities have charged Adair with a Class C felony, which applies to a person who “knowingly, recklessly, or intentionally causes or permits a child to be exposed to, to ingest or inhale, or to have contact” with a controlled or chemical substance, according to state law.
Adair is currently in custody on a $37,500 bond after a judge ordered that she be given a bail amount of $7,500 per count.