Alabama Grandmother Charged in Death of Grandson, 19 Months

An Alabama grandmother is accused of letting her 19-month-old grandson ingest methadone, which killed the child, police said.

According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama, Michelle Lee Light, 44, was arrested and charged on Sunday with chemical endangerment of a child resulting in death, a Class A felony. She is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.

Authorities allege that while Journey Dorman was left “in the care of” Light, she “allowed the child to have access to and ingest a controlled substance.”

Journey died on July 21, 2018, due to the “toxicity of that substance,” police said.

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