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Woman arrested on murder charges after infant son's death

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WESTPOINT, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to WTVA, a West Point woman was arrested on capital murder charges after authorities discovered her 2-month-old son died from a drug overdose.

The Clay County Sheriff's Department says Brittania Smith, 24, was arrested this week.

WTVA reports that on Monday, the Mississippi Crime Lab determined Brittania's son, Brinston Smith, died from a lethal dose of codeine.

Authorities say the death has been ruled as a homicide.

WTVA says Smith is currently being held at the Clay County Jail awaiting an arraignment in Clay County Justice Court.

Sheriff Eddie Scott says the case is also being prepared for the grand jury.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations and the Clay County coroner's office are assisting in the investigation, according to WTVA.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 662-494-2896 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.

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