Emanuel Co. Couple Faces Drug Charges After Infant's Death

5:33 PM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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An Emanuel County couple faces drug charges after a 4-month-old infant died Tuesday.

According to a news release from the sheriff's office, Rosalynn Fullmore woke up from a nap and found her four-month-old unresponsive in her crib. Robert Benton, who lives with Fullmore, also woke up from the nap.

That's according to an Emanuel County Sheriff's Office news release.

Upon investigating the scene, Emanuel County Sheriff's Office and GBI investigators determined that the pair had used methamphetamine the night before and fell asleep on Tuesday around 9 a.m. They woke up around 2 p.m. 

Investigators also found "quantities of suspected marijuana and methamphetamine" as well as evidence that the drugs were used in the house, the release says. Officials also found a handgun.

They're being held without bond in jail and are charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime and Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The cause of the child's death is unknown, pending an autopsy. The sheriff's news release says, depending on the autopsy, the couple may also face charges in the child's death.


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