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Case dropped against grandmother of toddler who went missing

Charlee Campbell
Charlee Campbell Bullitt County Sheriff's Office

The case against Beth Campbell, who was charged after her Bullitt County 2-year-old granddaughter went missing earlier this month, has been dismissed, according to media reports.

Campbell had admitted to using meth while she was watching over Charlee Campbell, who walked out of her residence before going missing. She was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.

But the case was dismissed Thursday, after her attorney argued that the Bullitt County Sheriff's Department did not have the legal authority to charge her since no one witnessed her doing any drugs, according to WDRB.

The grandmother was not in court to hear the ruling because she is currently at a rehab facility in Florida, WAVE 3 reported.

Charlee originally went missing early June 7 and was found 32 hours later just after 6 p.m. on June 8.

After Charlee was found safe, Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell told media he believed the girl could have been inside someone's home while she was missing. A forensic test was done to determine if she had eaten while she was missing or if she had been abused.

Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell told WAVE 3 that the forensic exam into possible abuse against the girl came back inconclusive.

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