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Mother accused negligent homicide in death of baby

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 11:20:31-05

LAKE CHARLES, La. – A 26-year-old Sulphur mother has been arrested on charges of negligent homicide in the death of her baby.

A police report states on January 23 at 7:40 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home on Eunice Street in Sulphur in reference to an eight-month-old baby boy that was not breathing. Deputies arrived on scene and the baby was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. During a subsequent search of the home, detectives located methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The baby’s mother, Lacey A. Blount, allegedly admitted to using the methamphetamine and marijuana while she was caring for the baby. She also told detectives while deputies were distracted attempting to perform life-saving measures on the baby, she attempted to hide the narcotics in the home, the report states.

Blount was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail on charges of negligent homicide; possession of CDS I, possession of CDS II, obstruction of justice, and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The cause of death is pending the coroner’s investigation.

Her bond has been set at $12,000.