Bayou La Batre woman waives preliminary hearing on drug-related charges
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A Bayou La Batre woman arrested on a drug charge after dropping her child off at school last month gave up her right to a preliminary hearing Monday.
A grand jury now will consider whether to indict Alexis Alexander on charges of drug trafficking and chemical endangerment of a child.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office alleged that Alexander had fentanyl when deputies pulled her over in a driveway after she dropped her child off at school.
Alexander could be indicted by the panel on the charges of drug trafficking after deputies said they found a little less than a pound of the fentanyl in her car in October. She’s also facing a charge of chemical endangerment of a child. If convicted, she could be facing a life sentence.
She remained in Mobile County Metro Jail without bond as of Monday night.
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