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Troy police said a woman died Thursday afternoon of an apparent overdose and her husband was charged with child endangering and possession of drug paraphernalia after children arriving home from school, ages 11 and 6, woke him up because of concerns about their mother. Another child, age 4, was also in the home.

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The deceased was identified as Danille Saunders, 32. Capt. Jeff Kunkleman said Friday the death was a suspected overdose and she was taken to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office for an autopsy. 

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Her husband Brian Saunders, 34, was arraigned Friday on misdemeanor charges in Miami County Municipal Court, where bail was set at $1,500 cash. He was listed as an inmate in the county jail Friday evening. 

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Kunkleman said two children ages 11 and 6 arrived home on Huntington Drive and woke Saunders because of concerns about their mother. He called for help. The child endangering charge involved the 4 year old who was in the home at the time. Drug paraphernalia allegedly was found in the house, Kunkleman said. The children were turned over to Children's Services workers. 

Danille Saunders pleaded guilty in February to a misdemeanor possession of drugs charge, according to court records.


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