Woman arrested for negligent homicide of 8 month old

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A Sulphur woman is in jail charged in the death of an 8 month old.

Police say Lacey A. Blount, 26, 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. 

Authorities say the investigation began when deputies responded to a home on Eunice Street in Sulphur in reference to an 8-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 marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia.

 Blount was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with negligent homicide; possession of CDS I, possession of CDS II, obstruction of justice, and 4 counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.  

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

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