Woman arrested in death of 15-month-old who tested positive for drugs

Pamala Graves, 59.
Pamala Graves, 59.(Source: The Clark County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 11:32 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 11:12 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A 15-month-old child died on Saturday after testing positive for fentanyl and other drugs.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department says it received a call from Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta after reports that a child tested positive for several drugs.

Police say the child receiving treatment at the hospital tested positive for exposure to fentanyl, opiates, and benzodiazepine.

Pamala Graves, 59, of Elberton, was arrested in connection to the incident. Detectives say that the child was in Graves’ care when they were exposed to illegal narcotics.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the child’s death was a result of exposure to illegal narcotics.

Graves was arrested and charged with felony murder and possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

If you know anything about this incident, please call Detective Cook with the police department at 762-400-7103 or send an email to jason.cook@accgov.com.

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