Police probe baby death in alleged drug lab

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MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio are investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby who lived in a home where they say a drug lab was operating.

Mansfield police Lt. Doug Noblet says officers began investigating after the infant was taken to a hospital Monday. The coroner has not announced a cause of death, and the child and mother have not been identified.

The Mansfield News Journal reports that investigators who searched the house found the makings of a methamphetamine lab.

The mother’s live-in boyfriend, 29-year-old Alexander Dickson, was jailed on charges of illegal manufacture of drugs and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals. He is not the father of the child.

Dickson is being held on $250,000 bond. Online jail records did not list an attorney for him.

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