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New mom arrested for smoking meth while pregnant

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An East Tennessee mother charged with assault after she and her newborn baby tested positive for drugs pleaded guilty to a probation violation.

Twenty-six-year old Mallory Loyola of Madisonville is the first to be charged under a new law in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue legal action against women who use drugs while pregnant.

Loyola gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, July 6. Two days later, officials arrested and charged Loyola with simple assault.

Monroe County deputies said Loyola admitted to smoking meth three to four days before giving birth .
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