SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. -- A Venice woman is facing child neglect and drug charges after she reportedly fell asleep in a car with a child in the back seat.
30-year-old Kathryn Miller has been charged with Child Neglect, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Narcotics Equipment.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, employees at the Wawa store on Jacaranda Boulevard just off Interstate 75 saw Miller asleep in her car, which was parked at a gas pump.
Before authorities arrived, Miller woke up and entered the store, where she was approached by arriving deputies. She admitted leaving the 1-year-old in the car. Deputies spotted marijuana in the car and arrested her.
The child was released to relatives, and the Department of Children and Families was notified.
Miller was released Sunday on $6,000 bond.