Burley woman faces felony charges after baby tests positive for methamphetamine

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BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Mallory Jade Bronson, 27, faces a felony for injury to a child after her baby boy tests positive for methamphetamine.

Court documents show Cassia Regional Hospital called police on Dec. 23 saying a new born tested positive for marijuana, methamphetamine and opioids.

Health and Welfare were already at the hospital when the deputy arrived and a nurse said the baby was born on Dec 22, testing positive for methamphetamine.

The nurse said they tested Bronson resulting in positive test for marijuana, methamphetamine and opioids, according to court documents. The nurse said they gave Bronson opioids for pain management so the positive test could be the result.

According to court documents, the nurse said the boy might not survive since he was born a month early and showed signs of drug withdrawals.

Bronson said she doesn't have a job at the time and the address given to the deputy was vacant, not having food or diapers. She also admitted to using meth a couple of days earlier, court documents showed.

Bronson has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 5 and a bond set at $50,000.

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