Jennings couple accused of leaving child alone, drug possession - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jennings couple accused of leaving child alone, drug possession

Mason Sonnier Sr. (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office) Mason Sonnier Sr. (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)
Layla Watson (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office) Layla Watson (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)
JEFF DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Two people were booked in Jeff Davis Parish after a 5-year-old child was found alone in a hotel lobby in Jennings.

Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office investigators said when they investigated further, a small amount of marijuana was found in the room where the family was staying.

Arrested were 25-year-old Mason Sonnier Sr. and 25-year-old Layla Watson, both of Jennings.

The two are facing charges of cruelty to a juvenile and illegal use of a controlled substance in the presence of a minor.

Deputies say Watson left the child alone while she drove Sonnier to work.

No bond is listed at this time.

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