DeLand, Fla. - The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a grandmother in DeLand after she was spotted buying heroin with her 2-year-old grandson in the car.
A grandmother was arrested yesterday after a deputy saw her buy heroin with a 2-year-old in the car.— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) June 19, 2019
That's unthinkable to most of us, but addiction makes the unthinkable happen. We're working to take drugs off the street & hold offenders accountable before more lives are lost. pic.twitter.com/xp8AjQ2cap
On Tuesday, a deputy pulled over Amy Moreland, 43, after seeing her involved in what looked like a drug deal in the Spring Hill area of DeLand. The 2 year-old boy was in the car during the traffic stop.
“Grandma’s out here buying dope with you. That’s not good,” one of the deputies is heard in body camera footage released by the sheriff’s office.
An incident report says heroin turned up during a search of Moreland’s car. She was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and child neglect. The boy was turned over to a family member.
Towards the end of the video, the deputy explains to Moreland how the drugs had contained a lethal dose of Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid.
“So that bag just opens up and it blows through the air, and he breaths it in. ‘A’ he’s gonna be high and ‘B’ it’s gonna kill him. And that never crosses your mind,” the deputy said.
The tweet from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office read, in part, “That's unthinkable to most of us, but addiction makes the unthinkable happen.”
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tweeted, “Another nice job by a deputy who found an innocent kid in a sad situation.”
Another nice job by a deputy who found an innocent kid in a sad situation. https://t.co/hYIYLc3iY0— Mike Chitwood (@SheriffChitwood) June 19, 2019