Brantley faces charges of homicide by child abuse, as well as other child abuse charges. In addition, she’s charged with intent to distribute crack cocaine and other drug charges.
She's being held without bond.
The child’s father, Miller Sr., was arrested on child abuse and drug charges. His bond was set at $90,000, which authorities said he posted Friday.
Two other young children were in the home in Lancaster.
One child is a 1-year-old boy who is the biological child of both adults, and the other is a 3-year-old girl who is Miller’s biological daughter but has no blood relation to Brantley.
The state Law Enforcement Division Special Victims Unit investigated the case, finding the home had little food and no running water. Agents also found rat poison, over-the-counter prescription medication, cocaine and marijuana in the home.
Authorities served a search warrant on a second home that Brantley and Miller lived in, finding what they believe to be marijuana and scales at that location, they said.
“This has been a long but thorough investigation,” Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said in a news release. “Multiple agencies have been working on the case for several months. Many interviews have been conducted. The backgrounds of these adults and children have been examined. Forensic evidence has been tested. When we were satisfied we knew what happened to this child, we sought warrants from the magistrate and made the arrests.
"This has been a difficult investigation for all those involved and certainly a sad and tragic end to the life of this child.”