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No Bond for Mother Accused of Drug Use that Led to Baby's Death

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

Garan Lea Drymond

Garan Lea Drymond

December 20, 2013

A woman accused of taking drugs that led to the death of her unborn baby will stay in a jail cell for now.

A judge ordered Garan Lea Drymond held without bond on a drug possession charge.

Investigators say Drymond was pregnant with her son in May when she smoked cocaine and drank alcohol for days. Rescue crews found her at a Charlottesville hotel.

Drymond was taken to a hospital, but her unborn child was dead by the time he was delivered.

Under Virginia code, there is no law that holds a woman accountable for the death of her stillborn child, even if illegal activity led to the death.

Drymond is expected back in court in February.

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