Prosecutors: Mother Breast-Fed While Drunk

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.

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.


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  • by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2009 at 04:42 AM
    Wow.
  • by Rob Location: NC on Apr 28, 2009 at 06:40 PM
    Was the kid given milk or booze? This is crazy.
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