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Mother steals daughter's placenta to conceal drug use


CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A woman accused of stealing the placenta and umbilical cord after her daughter gave birth at an Idaho hospital in an attempt to conceal any possible drug use that could result in the baby being taken away is facing charges.

Rhiannon Stoneham is charged with felony destruction of evidence. Her husband, Kevin Stoneham, is charged with felony aiding and abetting destruction of evidence.

The child was placed in the care of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Authorities tell KIVI-TV ( ) in a story on Wednesday that hospital workers in Caldwe...

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