Manslaughter and drug charges at Cranbrook

Police have charged a woman following the drowning deaths of two children in Cranbrook on February 25.

Two brothers, aged 3 and 5, were reported missing on the evening of February 25.

Police issued an Amber Alert and a large-scale search resulted in finding their bodies in the Ross River around 5am the following morning.

A 47-year-old Cranbrook woman has been charged with two counts of manslaughter, trafficking dangerous drugs, supplying drugs to a minor, possessing drugs, permitting a place to be used in the commission of a drug offence and unlicensed driving.

The supplying drugs to a minor charge is not related to the two boys found deceased.

The woman is due to appear in Townsville Magistrate Court tomorrow.

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