Birth of drug-addicted baby in Utah leads to charges

Nov 12 2012 - 6:58pm


Shea Renee Sheeran (Police photo)
Shea Renee Sheeran (Police photo)

COALVILLE -- Authorities have issued a warrant for a Summit County woman who has been charged with child abuse after giving birth to a drug-addicted baby.

Third District Court records in Coalville show 27-year-old Shea Renee Sheeran faces two second-degree felony counts of endangerment of a child and intentionally inflicting serious physical injury to a child.

According to a probable cause statement, Sheeran gave birth to a baby boy on Aug. 29 at the Park City Medical Center. Prosecutors say toxicology tests on both the mother and newborn showed positive results for amphetamines and opiates.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office told The Salt Lake Tribune that Sheeran remained at large Monday.




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