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Grandma arrested after toddler tests positive for cocaine

Police charged Deanna Fretwell with chemical endangerment of a child. Police charged Deanna Fretwell with chemical endangerment of a child.
RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Franklin County grandmother is facing charges after her 2-year-old grandson tested positive for cocaine.

Russellville Police said the 38-year-old woman is accused of using and having cocaine near the toddler.

Police charged Deanna Fretwell with chemical endangerment of a child.

Investigators said someone originally reported the case to DHR, who then contacted police.

Police said they went to the home on Waterloo Road and requested drug tests from everyone inside the home. Those test results showed the child had cocaine in his system.

The child has since been placed in DHR custody.

"I'm hoping it's not an intentional act, but we don't know yet. Just the fact that a 2-year-old is into everything, it could have been something simple as just getting it off the table or whatnot, but just the fact they're doing that around a child is just despicable," said Russellville Police Chief Chirs Hargett.

Police said this case has been sent to a grand jury.

Additional charges are pending.

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