Plymouth Woman Arrested for Infant's Death


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Plymouth Woman Arrested for Infant's Death

Ashlee Rans initially told police she rolled over her baby while asleep, killing it. But an autopsy showed a lethal amount of meth in the baby's system.

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. -- A woman from Marshall County is charged with the death of her baby after an autopsy found meth in the child's system.

Ashlee Rans, 36, initially told Plymouth police she rolled over onto the baby while she was asleep, killing it.

However, the Marshall County Coroner says an autopsy revealed amphetamine and methamphetamine in the baby's system, reports WNDU-TV. 

According to court documents, Rans was breastfeeding and admitted to using meth just days before her baby died.

Rans faces two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. She could spend up to 40 years in prison if convicted.

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