A woman who was serving as an adult probation officer for Fostoria Municipal Court was charged with disorderly conduct after she admitted to smoking marijuana during her pregnancy last year.
According to records from Ohio's attorney general's office, Kellee L. Hoover, 30, of Fostoria, was charged with disorderly conduct March 29 for a violation July 26. She waived the case, pleaded guilty and was found guilty, it states. A $50 fine and $65 in court costs were paid March 29.
A report from Fostoria Police Department states Hoover gave birth to a baby girl July 26 at Fostoria Community Hospital, and a series of tests were run on both of them because of complications during birth. A drug screen test showed high amounts of a marijuana derivative present in the baby, it states.
The mother admitted she used marijuana during her pregnancy to ease symptoms of gestational diabetes, the report states.
Hoover's attorney, S. Michael Miller of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, Columbus, said drug tests she has taken since her pregnancy have been clean.
"We wanted to take it," he said.
A spokeswoman for Fostoria Municipal Court said Hoover resigned as an adult probation officer April 13.
The case was turned over to the attorney general's office because Hoover is married to Fostoria Law Director Timothy Hoover. John McGuire, Fostoria police chief, said Timothy Hoover's office usually would handle misdemeanor prosecutions.