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State joins search for Butte woman, newborn

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 03 2014 08:58:37 AM MDT
Search continues for missing infant and mom on meth
BUTTE, Mont. -

State investigators are helping Anaconda police in the search for a 29-year-old Butte woman who left the Anaconda hospital after giving birth to her son while under the influence of methamphetamine.
    
Police Chief Tim Barkell says the state Division of Criminal Investigation has more reach than local authorities.
    
Officials are searching for Michelle Renee Yallup and her son, who was born on June 18 at Community Hospital in Anaconda.
    
Yallup tested positive for meth. Hospital officials notified Child Protective Services and called police. Barkell says Yallup left the hospital with the baby.
    
A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Yallup on a felony charge of endangering the welfare of a child. She has brown hair, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.