Police: Goose Creek mother charged with unlawful neglect of child

Berkeley County News

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – The Goose Creek Police Department is investigating the death of an infant.

According to authorities, 34-year-old Lacey Hart was arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.

The report states that the incident occurred at 10 p.m. on July 19th. Police Responded to the Stone Hurst Subdivision where Hart lives.

Officers say when they arrived they found Hart holding her unresponsive infant in an upstairs bedroom.

According to authorities, the child was blue and cold to the touch when officers arrived.

The child was declared dead at the scene.

Officials say Hart told them she was sleeping with the child in the bed and during the night made a bottle to feed the child. When she woke up later that morning, she says the child wasn’t breathing.

Investigators say they found drugs in the bedroom where the mother and child slept.

Officers collected drug paraphernalia from the scene along with meth, marijuana, and heroin.

The mother was arrested on drug and neglect charges. The investigation is ongoing.

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