• Drugs identified in death of 9-month-old boy

    By: Tina Terry



    A 9-month-old boy died from drugs that treat depression and allergies, according to search warrants.

    Kaleb Lowery overdosed on Amitriptyline used to treat depression and diphenhydramine, commonly known as Benadryl, used to treat allergies, according to search warrants.

    The boy's grandmother, Charlene Workman of Charlotte, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of the boy.

    The warrants also state Workman had legal custody of the boy, who was with her on the day he died.

    In late July, police were called to Workman's house in the Blakeney Greens subdivision in south Charlotte where the boy was unresponsive. He was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

    Workman was not arrested until last week, when the medical examiner's autopsy results were released.

    Workman was released from the Mecklenburg County jail on a $10,000 bond.

    Channel 9 will have more details on the search warrant starting at 5 p.m.

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