Woman charged after child found alone on dirt road

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Brandi Owsley (Photo: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

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Franklin County investigators charged Brandi Owsely with child abuse when her 3-year-old was found walking down a dirt road half a mile from home.

Sheriff’s deputies found the 28-year-old unconscious on the front porch.  Inside the home, they found prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.

Owsely is also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to child abuse.