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Mom accused of smoking meth next to baby

We can't even stop if there is a baby around

LEXINGTON, Missouri – A Lexington, Missouri, mother is behind bars after a picture of her allegedly smoking methamphetamine next to her infant was posted to Facebook.

Richmond police arrested Ashley Lewis and charged her with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

The picture shows Lewis, who police identified, holding a glass pipe with a lighter underneath. A child is lying on the couch right next to her.

According to the probable cause statement, Lexington police were forwarded the picture. The caption underneath read:

"Please help my friend Ashley Lewis and I stop using meth. We can't even stop if there is a baby around. We really need help! SHARE THIS POST IF YOU WANT THIS BABY GIRL TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH METH"

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