FLORENCE — Authorities said a Florence woman has been indicted after her daughter was born addicted to cocaine.

Tosha Jean Ward, 38, 324 N. Eclipse St., was indicted on chemical endangerment of a child during the October session of the Lauderdale County grand jury that has just been released.

Police said Ward was arrested April 13 after her child tested positive at the time of the baby’s birth.

Florence police Detective Drew Harless said the baby girl was born April 7 at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence.

According to the indictment, Ward “recklessly and intentionally caused the child to be exposed with a controlled substance.”

Reports indicate Ward tested positive for cocaine and opiates at the time of the baby’s birth.

Police said the baby is doing well and is under the supervision of the Lauderdale County Department of Human Resources.

Ward is out of jail on bail of $5,000.

She is scheduled to be arraigned in Lauderdale County Circuit Judge Gil Self’s courtroom Dec. 16.

The following indictments were issued during the recently concluded Lauderdale County grand jury session:

  • Karlton Antoine Delaney, 22, 720 S. Hickory St., Tuscumbia; fraudulent use of a credit card and third-degree theft of property.
  • Shannon David Lightsey, 37, 1508 Ridge Ave., Florence; first-degree theft of property and second-degree possession of a forged instrument.
  • James Britt Eskridge, 34, 6490 Lauderdale 130, Killen; domestic violence strangulation/suffocation, domestic violence third-degree assault, second-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Jeffrey Kendrick Hall, 29, 2128 Old Cloverdale Road, Florence; unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a forged instrument and first-degree theft of property.
  • James Wesley Tingle, 24, 7250 Lauderdale 189, Florence; third-degree burglary, first-degree theft of property and first-degree criminal mischief.
  • Whitney Shantae Shipley, 24, 1120 Carver Homes, Florence; second-degree theft of property.
  • Rahamon Fathulla Ali, 33, 509 S. Cedar St., Florence; third-degree burglary, first-degree theft of property and first-degree criminal mischief.
  • Brian Keith Creamer, 34, 5 Chilton 937, Jemison; second-degree aggravated stalking.
  • Daniel Aaron Bracey, 27, 209 Shelton Drive, Florence; second-degree theft of property.
  • Cindy Marie Montoya Parrish, 34, 25262 Lauderdale 8, Waterloo; fraudulent use of a credit card, second-degree theft of property and third-degree theft of property.
  • Joseph Dylan Rogers, 23, 409 Simpson St., Florence; third-degree burglary and first-degree theft of property.
  • Taderick Jaleele Jackson, 24, 1001 Joe Wheeler Drive, Tuscumbia; first-degree theft of property.
  • Michael Cole Holt, 21 1941 Railroad Avenue, Florence; domestic violence strangulation/suffocation and domestic violence third-degree harassment.
  • Jessica Elizabeth Brand, 33, 1011 Bellmeade Ave., Florence; first-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Wesley Andrew Holloway, 23, 3101 Lauderdale 126, Waterloo; unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
  • Brian Scott Birdwell, 32, 7392 Lauderdale 91, Rogersville; unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
  • John David Wisdom, 42, 200 Gillis Drive, Lexington; unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Jerrell Levert Hollingsworth, 24, 2404 Cole Ave., Florence; first-degree possession of marijuana and traffic citations.
  • George Wayne Scott, 32, 2300 Lauderdale 129, Florence; unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
  • Lester Rayford, 40, 1187 Tutwiler Ave., Memphis, Tennessee; unlawful possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic citations.
  • Brent Cameron Calloway, 23, 536 S. Kirkman St., Florence; unlawful possession of a controlled substance and second-degree possession of marijuana.
  • Jacob Eathan Haddock, 37, 203 Oak Brook Drive, Florence; attempting to commit a controlled substance crime and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Mitchell Kyle Howard, 31, 106 Pleasant Ridge Drive, Florence; unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Jason Anthony Davis, 42, 189 Forrest Lane, Florence; second-degree manufacturing a controlled substance, felony unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and attempting to commit a controlled substance crime.
  • Tracy Neal Jaynes, 55, 339 N. Fulton St., Florence; unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Christopher Harris Poague, 27, 3231 Lauderdale 92, Rogersville; second-degree assault.
  • Emmanuel Bernard Buckner, 45, 739 Kendrick St., Florence; domestic violence third-degree assault.
  • Taylor Devin White, 18, 200 Lauderdale 29, Florence; two counts of first-degree receiving stolen property.
  • Brandon Colt Foster, 33, 23775 Lauderdale 8, Florence; first-degree escape.
  • Benjamin Lynn Bruce, 28, 395 Lauderdale 283, Florence; third-degree burglary and second-degree theft of property.
  • Mistie Daniels Johnson, 33, 1529 Underwood Mountain Road, Tuscumbia; third-degree escape, attempting to elude law enforcement and resisting arrest.
  • Floyd Adkins Woods, 69, 11885 Lauderdale 14, Waterloo; second-degree assault, menacing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
  • James Michael Gadbaw, 26, 1411 Old U.S. 45, Corinth, Mississippi; second-degree theft of property.
  • William Brian Glidden, 29, 1609 26th St., Sheffield; second-degree theft of property and fraudulent use of a credit card.
  • Jonathan Aaron Gadbaw Jr., 29, 1411 Old U.S. 45, Corinth, Mississippi; second-degree theft of property.
  • Daniel Karel Hollis, 27, 513 Marietta St., Florence; domestic violence third-degree assault.
  • Erik Lebron Hunter, 39, 1420 Lauderdale 219, Florence; altering the identification on a firearm and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
  • Ronald Ladale Easley Jr., 27, 1420 Lauderdale 219, Florence; unlawful possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com. Follow on Twitter @TD_TomSmith.

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