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.


Panama City News Herald. “Boy, 1, drowned while caretaker smoked pot” 20 June 2018. Web. 17 July 2018.