Cops are searching for a new mother who abandoned her baby in a hospital just hours after giving birth where they both tested positive for cocaine before she fled.
The young woman, who claimed she was 22 but allegedly used a fake name, gave birth to a little boy at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, according to the Alabama Real-Time News.
Eight hours later she was caught on a surveillance camera leaving the hospital still wearing her gown and carrying her clothes in a bag but without her infant.
Both she and the baby had tested positive for cocaine and opiates after the birth.
The report said that juvenile investigators may possibly “charge the mother with chemical endangerment of exposing a child to an environment in which controlled substances are produced or distributed.”
Cops say she has a large tattoo in the middle of her chest and that she left the hospital with two males.
The baby is in the neo-natal intensive care unit.
Anyone with information of the identity of the suspect is asked to call Tuscaloosa County Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867 or Text “Tusc” and the suspect’s information to CRIMES (274637). According to the report, anyone who provides information leading to an arrest will receive a cash reward.