A Florida woman is accused of speeding down a highway in a severe rainstorm with methamphetamine hidden in her car and a 2-week-old baby in the backseat.
No injuries were reported, but the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office notified child welfare authorities about the baby after arresting Amanda Christine Landron, 25, following a traffic stop on Interstate 75, the department said.
“Family members were called to care for the child. However, DCF was ultimately notified,” the sheriff’s office said in a post published on its website and Facebook page.
Over 26 grams of meth was tucked beneath the shifter column of the red Toyota Camry that Landron, of Port Charlotte, was driving as she was “following a tractor trailer extremely close at a high rate of speed,” the department said.
A K9 sniffed out the drugs, which were found in a plastic bag, the sheriff’s office said.
Landron was pulled over on Harborview Road.
She was arrested on charges of child neglect, trafficking and drug paraphernalia, as well as two traffic infractions for following too closely and not wearing a seatbelt.
In May, she was arrested on trafficking charges after deputies said they found over 54 grams of meth hidden in the same location in her vehicle.