- Charisma Rae Jean Bondonese charged with child neglect and drug possession
- Police say 31-year-old was found in a Wal-Mart parking lot with a baby and heroin
- The needles were reportedly within reach of the child when cops found the car
Charisma Rae Jean Bondonese (pictured), 31, has been charged with child neglect, possession of drug equipment and possession of controlled substances without a prescription
A woman found unconscious in a car with a baby in the backseat and heroin-filled syringes in the front has been arrested.
Charisma Rae Jean Bondonese, 31, has been charged with child neglect, possession of drug equipment and possession of controlled substances without a prescription after being found in a Palm Beach Wal-Mart parking lot on Friday night.
Cops said an officer opened the door of her Honda Accord and had to catch her because she fell out of the car.
When she awoke, she was confused and slurring her speech, WJLA reported, and told officers she had pulled over to sleep.
Inside, deputies found syringes which tested positive for heroin and track marks along Bondonese’s arms.
Police said the needles were within the baby’s reach and could have caused great harm.
But the baby – whose relationship to Bondonese is not being revealed – was unharmed.
Bondonese had told cops the needles were to treat her diabetes but Greenacres Fire Rescue said her blood-sugar levels were normal, the Palm Beach Post reports.
The Wal-Mart parking lot she was found in – along Forest Hill Boulevard – was just four miles away from her home.
She is being held on a $6,000 bail at Palm Beach County Jail and has been ordered not to go near minors.