Crime

Mom overdoses in a gas station bathroom with ‘frightened’ 4-year-old nearby

Amanda RIley, 30, was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm.
Amanda RIley, 30, was charged with child neglect without great bodily harm.

When a Wawa store manager walked into the gas station bathroom, she found an unconscious 30-year-old woman on the ground and a 4-year-old child crying nearby.

The child “appeared frightened, was alone and uncared for,” according to the arrest report.

Amanda E. Riley was treated for a heroin overdose and then charged with child neglect without great bodily harm, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the report, Riley left her father’s house with the child on Friday and drove to the Newtown area of Sarasota to buy $20 worth of heroin.

She admitted to detectives she shot up in the Wawa bathroom and said she neglected the child “because the drive to use heroin was too strong,” according to the report.

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