Rock Hill mother, premature baby test positive for cocaine

Published: May. 23, 2016 at 3:47 PM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2016 at 7:16 PM EDT
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ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) - A Rock Hill mother is facing charges after her baby, born premature, tested positive for cocaine.

The infant's mother, Jackleen Elizabeth Mullen, tested positive for cocaine and benzodiazepines at the time of birth, according to hospital records.

Rock Hill police say York County DSS informed them the baby was born premature at a hospital on S. Herlong Avenue and tested positive for the drug. The baby was born March 7, at 26 weeks gestation.

The infant was flown to Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital and placed in NICU.

Mullen is facing charges for unlawful conduct toward a child.

The case remains under investigation, police say.

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