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Akron grandmother charged for toddler's overdose death

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 15:35:38-05

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron woman has been charged following the death of her 2-year-old grandson who authorities say overdosed on drugs, according to the Akron Beacon Journal/

Michelle J. Harper, 47, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, possession of a fentanyl-related compound and two counts of endangering children; on a felony and the other a misdemeanor, court records state.

Authorities said that the woman was watching her grandchild when the boy ingested drugs, causing him to overdose and die, according to Akron Beacon Journal/

Harper was indicted last month, according to court documents. She is currently free on bond.

Harper was in court Wednesday for a pretrial conference. She is due back in court on Nov. 27