Meth mom charged with neglect

Ponca City Now - November 7, 2014 7:18 am

STERLING, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma mother has been charged with felony child neglect after her newborn daughter tested positive for methamphetamine.

KSWO-TV reports ( ) 31-year-old Amanda Page of Sterling was charged on Thursday. Hospital officials contacted Sterling police on Oct. 14 after Page gave birth prematurely on Oct. 10. Doctors say the baby weighed 3 pounds and 3 ounces.

Police say Page was 30 weeks pregnant when she used meth. They say the drugs caused her to go into labor more than a month ahead of her due date.

The condition of the child is unclear.

Online jail records didn’t indicate an attorney for Page.

— Information from: KSWO-TV,


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