A Pasco County, Florida, woman was arrested after she reportedly left two children in a hot car with a bag of methamphetamine on the front seat while she was shopping in a dollar store.
The children, a 1-year-old girl, and a 7-year-old boy were both in the back seat of the car by police who were doing a welfare check. They found a small clear bag meth sitting on the driver’s seat. A field test showed the substance tested positive for methamphetamine.
Deputies located Nicole Buffington, 24, inside the Dollar Tree store nearby and brought her outside. The investigation indicated the children were left alone for around 20 minutes while a bag of meth was easily accessible to the two children. Buffington was arrested and transported to jail without incident.