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Affidavit: LPD officers investigating death of a child find weed, cocaine in man's home

Ricardo Macias (Source: Angelina County Jail) Ricardo Macias (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Lufkin Police officers arrested a 25-year-old man on felony drug charges on Tuesday after they executed a search warrant on a home in the 200 block of Hummingbird Street back in February to find items related to the death of a child and allegedly found marijuana and cocaine in a bedroom.

Ricardo Macias, of Lufkin, was charged with third-degree felony possession of marijuana between 4 ounces and 5 pounds in a drug-free zone and third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams. He posted a collective bail of $12,500 and was released later Tuesday.

According to the arrest affidavit, Lufkin PD officers executed the initial search warrant on the residence in the 200 block of Hummingbird Street in search of items related to the death of a child. Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said that early Tuesday morning Macia's wife woke up and found that their 2-month-old daughter was cold and unresponsive. The child was pronounced dead at a Lufkin hospital.

Casper said by that time, Macias had left for work. However, when Lufkin Police officers went to Macias' home later that day, he refused to give them consent to search the house for any signs of foul play, Casper said.

As a result, the LPD officers obtained a search warrant. Casper said when the officers executed the initial search warrant, they did not find any indication that the child's death was a result of foul play. However, during the search of the home, the LPD officers allegedly found a shopping bag containing marijuana and a Crown Royal bag containing cocaine.

Once the drugs were found in the home, the officers requested and obtained an additional narcotics search warrant, the affidavit stated. They returned later Tuesday and executed the second search warrant. The LPD officers seized 70.35 grams of cocaine and 7.92 ounces of marijuana from the residence.

At the time of the search, Macias was residing with another man at the home on Hummingbird Street. According to the affidavit, the drugs were found in Macias' bedroom. When the LPD officers asked Macias for consent to search his bedroom, he allegedly refused.

The affidavit stated that the charges were upgraded because the home on Hummingbird Street where the drugs were found is located within 1,000 feet of the Brookhollow Elementary campus at 1009 Live Oak Lane, which is a drug-free zone.

Casper said Lufkin PD detectives are waiting on the results of the autopsy that was performed on the 2-month-old girl before they make a final determination in regard to the cause of the child's death. However, Casper also said that, at this time, it looks like the baby girl died of natural causes.

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