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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Johnson v. State
Citation:602 So.2d 1288
Johnson gave birth to a son without any complications. About one and a half minutes elapsed from the time of birth to the time the umbilical cord was cut off. An expert testified that a measurable amount of blood is transferred from the placenta to the baby through the umbilical during delivery and after birth. Johnson had been using cocaine the night before. A basic toxicology test performed on Johnson and her son was positive for traces of cocaine. A Florida statute prohibits the delivery of a controlled substance to an infant.
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