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Kamas woman sentenced up to 15 years in state prison for child endangerment

According to the charging documents of cases highlighted by County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Bates, Shea Renee Sheeran, 21, of Kamas, pled guilty on Monday, Jan. 16 to second-degree felony child endangerment after she used illegal drugs during her pregnancy. She was sentenced to one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison.

Sheeran gave birth on Aug. 29 to a baby boy who tested positive for amphetamines and opiates. She tested positive for cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamines and opiates.

After experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms, the baby was transferred by helicopter from the Park City Medical Center to the Intermountain Medical Center for emergency treatment. After his release, he was placed in an adoptive home.

According to the charging documents, his physicians say he may suffer long-term complications, such as brain damage and learning disabilities.

Sheeran admitted she had kept her pregnancy a secret from her physician who prescribed her Adderall and Clonazepam. Sheeran also said she had used cocaine and heroin early in her pregnancy.

At the time of the offense, Sheeran was on parole from the Utah State Prison due to previous convictions of forgery and possession or use of a controlled substance.

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