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Florida police charge woman on marijuana and child neglect issues

When a person pulls up to a gas station pump in Florida, he or she may be unaware that a station attendant may be watching from inside the store. If that worker assumes the customer is doing something unlawful, it is quite possible a call will be made to police. This is what happened at a Venice WaWa station recently, where a woman wound up facing criminal charges related to marijuana and child neglect. 

The woman had apparently pulled her vehicle up to a gas pump. The store employee claimed to have noticed the woman sleeping behind the wheel while her car was parked at the pump. It seems there was also a young child restrained in a car seat in the backseat of the vehicle.

At some point, the woman is said to have awakened and exited her vehicle to go into the store. Police were then called to the scene. The responding officer inquired as to the child's whereabouts after approaching the woman at the store. She reportedly escorted the officer to her vehicle to show where her child was at the time. The officer said there was a pungent odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and claims to have seen a glass jar with marijuana in it inside the car as well.

The Florida woman in question is now facing charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, in addition to charges of child neglect. After posting a $6,000 bond, she was released from police custody. Typically, the sooner a person charged with such crimes makes contact with a criminal attorney, the better, as it often takes time to review a particular situation and prepare a strong defense.

Source: bradenton.com, "Woman charged with leaving child unattended with marijuana in her car", Hannah Morse, Feb. 21, 2017

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