Babysitter arrested in fentanyl death of 15-month-old Athens baby

CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. — A babysitter is facing charges in the death of a 15-month-old who died after being exposed to Fentanyl and other drugs.

Athens-Clarke County Police say detectives arrested Pamala Graves, 59, of Elberton.

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Graves was caring for the child when the 15-month-old was exposed to Fentanyl, opiates and benzodiazepine, according to investigators.

Police learned of the incident from the Children’s Hospital in Augusta. The hospital reported a child was receiving treatment for exposure to the drugs on June 25. The child, who has not been identified, later died.

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Graves has been charged with felony murder and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Athens-Clarke County Police detective Jason Cooke at 762-400-7130 or via email at jason.cook@accgov.com.

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