Woman flees to Mexico after baby born with cocaine in system - WKRN News 2

Woman flees to Mexico after baby born with cocaine in system

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

A Murfreesboro woman was extradited from Mexico last Tuesday on indictments for aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in a child abuse situation.

In May of 2012, police reported that they responded to a call at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center regarding a patient and her newborn baby.

Alisha Rodriguez, now 26, gave birth to a baby who had several medical issues including cocaine in his system.

Reports state that at that time, Rodriguez tested positive for cocaine, amphetamines and marijuana.

Authorities were told by the hospital that the baby would not be released due to the medical issues and withdrawals he was experiencing.

Police said that they, along with the Department of Children's Services, were able to interview Rodriguez after she gave birth and discovered that she used cocaine throughout her entire pregnancy.

Shortly after, authorities reported that Rodriguez fled the hospital, abandoning her child.

The child was placed in the state's custody by DCS.

Rodriguez was indicted on charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

Through an investigation led by the Murfreesboro Police Department along with United States Marshals, it was discovered that Rodriguez was in Mexico.

Reports state that she was picked up and extradited back to Murfreesboro where she was charged on Tuesday.

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