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Woman faces charges after 2-year-old hospitalized after ingesting sedative
Cassandrah Gene Ravencraft
Cassandrah Gene Ravencraft

A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized when he ingested a sedative allegedly given to him by a Gainesville woman, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth called the hospital stay “extended” but did not specify exactly how long the boy was hospitalized. 

Medical officials notified the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Sept. 19 after the toddler was brought in for treatment.

Detectives said they believe Cassandrah Gene Ravencraft, 30, caused the boy to ingest Halcion, which contains triazolam and is intended for short-term insomnia treatment.

Officers arrested Ravencraft Nov. 1 at her home and charged her with first-degree child cruelty under the Family Violence Act.

She was booked in to the Hall County Jail, where she is being held without a bond.

Booth said the boy has recovered and is “doing well.”

Defense attorney Alex McQueen did not return a request for comment Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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