Warrant: Mom charged after newborn tests positive for morphine, fentanyl

Warrant: Mom charged after newborn tests positive for morphine, fentanyl
Gina Skipper (Source: Myrtle Beach Police Department)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A 36-year-old woman is charged with child neglect after her newborn tested positive for drugs, according to an arrest warrant.

Gina Skipper was arrested Tuesday by Myrtle Beach police.

A DSS worker reported that on June 20, Skipper gave birth to a child at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Authorities say the child tested positive for both morphine and fentanyl.

According to the arrest warrant, the DSS worker told authorities Skipper does not have a prescription for morphine or fentanyl.

As of Thursday morning, Skipper remains behind bars at the Myrtle Beach jail.

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