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Grandma charged in grandson's fentanyl overdose

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DETROIT (CNN) -

A 60-year-old Detroit woman is facing charges in the death of her grandson.

Authorities say Gail Townsend-Finley failed to provide a safe environment for the child and left drugs where he could reach them.

Eight-year-old Jamere Arnold died of cardiac arrest after taking fentanyl at her home last summer.

Townsend-Finley initially gave police a cover story, telling them that her grandson ingested alcohol.

She is facing one count of involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree child abuse.

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