Illicit substances are prohibited by authorities for a very simple reason. It causes harm not only to the user but also to those around them.
We all heard the stories of good men and women fell prey to the dependence on these substances and literally turn their world upside down.
Authorities incarcerated a mother of three after her newborn baby perished while breastfeeding her. It turned out that she was under the influence of illicit substance during that time.
Ashlee Rans, 36 initially called law enforcement to her home and reported that she lost her baby. She told that she unintentionally rolled over her two month old. Rans even showed blaming herself after what happened.
However, investigators found that the infant, Nevaeh Hope Rans-Mason, had the illicit substances in her system. It appears what Ashlee took eventually find its way to her baby via breastfeeding.
Findings showed the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine and determined she had an overd0se. This prompted the authorities to rule her case as a h0mlclde.
According to the sworn statement, Rans only admitted to using [email protected]@[email protected] She claimed that she has knowledge of possibly transferring the substance to her daughter via breastfeeding.
But after they release the result of the body exam of her infant, Rans eventually confessed to using m*th two days before her daughter perished.
Court had since charged her with two separate counts of neglect which ultimately cause her daughter’s demlse. One of the charges filed due to her cover up from the authorities. The second is due to information that investigators later found.
Marshall County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Tami Napier told that their investigation includes opinions from multiple experts due to the severity of the case.
‘In cases like this it is imperative that due consideration is given to the allegations in the probable cause affidavit following an investigation as the charges are very serious,’
They had Rans currently held at the Marshal County Jail. She faces up to 40 years in detention if found guilty on all charges. It is unclear when she is due back in court.