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Caught On Camera: The Moment A Drugged Up New Mom Abandoned Her Baby -- Just 8 Hours After Birth

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Sep. 20 2013, Published 4:53 p.m. ET

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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.

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Both she and the baby had tested positive for cocaine and opiates after the birth.

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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.

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