Mom Allegedly Breast-Fed While Drunk
By JAMES MacPHERSON, AP
posted: 3 HOURS 23 MINUTES AGOcomments: 7filed under: National NewsPrintShareText SizeAAABISMARCK, N.D. (April 29) -
A North Dakota mother has pleaded not guilty to child neglect after prosecutors alleged she was drunk while breast-feeding her 6-week-old baby.
Prosecutor Carmell Mattison says alcohol was not the only factor in the felony charge against 27-year-old Stacey Anvarinia, who appeared in court Monday. She is free on bond.
Parent Criminal CasesGrand Forks County Correctional Center19 photos Police allege Stacey Anavarinia was drunk while breast-feeding her 6-week-old baby. The 27-year-old North Dakota woman was charged with felony child neglect. She was arrested after police answered a domestic disturbance call at her Grand Forks home.(Note: Please disable your pop-up blocker)
Mattison says the mother "wasn't in a position to care for the child properly."
Anvarinia was arrested Feb. 13 after police answered a domestic disturbance call at her Grand Forks home. The prosecutor said officers witnessed Anvarinia breast-feeding the baby and asked her to stop because she was intoxicated.
Her attorney David Ogren says no blood test was taken and the charge could be difficult to prove.