Boy, 1, drowned while caretaker smoked pot

A Bay County man has been arrested after an infant he was supposed to be watching drowned in a pool while he was allegedly smoking marijuana with a minor, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles Lee, 45, was charged Wednesday with manslaughter of a child in connection with the incident. BCSO reported that a 1-year-old drowned May 31 in a pool in the backyard of a home on Lakeshore Drive in Panama City Beach while Lee was in the front yard smoking marijuana with a 15-year-old. Lee, after fleeing, is now in custody awaiting first appearance in the case, BCSO reported.

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Panama City News Herald. “Boy, 1, drowned while caretaker smoked pot” http://www.newsherald.com. 20 June 2018. Web. 17 July 2018.