mother charged

Lacey Blount, 26, of Sulphur, was charged with negligent homicide in the death of her 8-month-old son.

A Sulphur woman was taken into custody by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning on negligent homicide charges in the death of her eight-month-old baby.

At 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, CPSO deputies responded to a home on Eunice Street in Sulphur in reference to a infant boy who was not breathing. Upon the deputies’ arrival, the baby was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

During the subsequent search of the home at 1506 Eunice Street, the mother, Lacey A. Blount, 26, admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana while she was caring for her baby. Blount also told detectives while deputies were distracted attempting to perform life-saving measures on the little boy, she attempted to hide the narcotics in the home.

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 four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Her bond has been set at $12,000 by Judge Ron Ware. The cause of death is pending an investigation by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office. CPSO Detective Keeba Barber is the lead investigator on this case.