Florence woman arrested for using drugs while pregnant

Rachel Thompson, 22, of Johnsonville, was arrested by deputies Tuesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. (Source: Florence County Detention Center)
Rachel Thompson, 22, of Johnsonville, was arrested by deputies Tuesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - One woman was arrested after testing positive for illegal drugs while pregnant, according to Sheriff Kenney Boone with the Florence County Sheriff's Office.

Rachel Thompson, 22, of Johnsonville, was arrested by deputies Tuesday and charged with unlawful neglect of a child.

According to investigators, Thompson is alleged to have tested positive for opiates and marijuana while pregnant in March.

Investigators allege that at birth, the infant also tested positive for those drugs as well.

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