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Accused mother, 1-month-old baby tested positive for fentanyl at Nashville hospital

A Middle Tennessee mother has been arrested after her one-month-old baby reportedly overdosed.

A 1-month-old baby girl was taken to Hendersonville Hospital Sunday after she started vomiting and changing colors, Metro Nashville Police said. They transported the child to TriStar Centennial Children’s Hospital in Nashville for further evaluation, where the patient tested positive for 1.0 ng/ml of fentanyl.

The police were notified and a detective from the Crimes Against Children Division responded to the hospital.

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The Department of Children’s Services also responded and drug tested the baby’s mother, Frances Grech, 34, who tested positive for Fentanyl, according to police.

Grech admitted to making amphetamines in a stairwell between 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. on May 31, police said. The child overdosed about 24 hours later.

Grech allegedly tried to frame his friend for the overdose. She said her friend touched the baby’s forehead when she came over for a “girls night out” before she became ill, police said.

Because she admitted drug use and being the baby’s primary caregiver, and both tested positive for the same drug, Grech is charged with aggravated child neglect.

Bond for Grech is set at $75,000.