COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WFXG) - A newly-released toxicology report shows illegal drugs were found in the system of a 13-month-old baby who died in Appling in February.

On February 29, Columbia County Sheriff's Office road patrol and the investigation division responded to 2410 Jordan Drive in Appling and found a deceased 13-month-old baby.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) released a toxicology report for the baby on May 14 that showed the infant had illegal narcotics in its system including fentanyl and xylazine.

The GBI toxicologist and medical examiner both said the amount of drugs was more than enough to kill the infant and confirmed it was the cause of death.

The investigation continued into the home and residents where the baby was found.

The sheriff's office confirms a warrant for murder in the second degree is out for both Deangela Belton and Mitra Ellzey.

The investigation confirmed Belton was the tenant in the home and Ellzey was her niece who was living with Belton.

The arrest warrant shows Ellzey was the baby's mother and Belton was the child's aunt.

Law enforcement also confirmed Belton and Ellzey were both responsible for the illegal narcotics inside the home.

Belton is currently in custody on other charges. Ellzey has been taken into custody for the warrant.

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