A 31-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with child abuse of a baby and possession of fentanyl and Xanax in Irvine.
Jacqueline Hunter pleaded not guilty at her arraignment in Santa Ana. She was scheduled to return to court Jan. 20 for a pretrial hearing in the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.
Hunter was charged with a felony count of child abuse and endangerment with a sentencing enhancement for causing great bodily injury on a child younger than 5 as well as two misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Irvine police and prosecutors did not immediately respond to requests for more information.