Woman found unconscious in car with child
2-year-old was not hers; suspected drugs were found
A 39-year-old Mechanicsville woman was found last week at a Waldorf shopping center reportedly passed out in her car due to drugs while a 2-year-old child was unrestrained in the back seat.
Crystal Lynn Demarr, 39, of Mechanicsville was charged with neglect of a minor, pos- session of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
On Nov. 8, the sheriff’s office responded to Smallwood Village Center in Waldorf for a report of a female passed out in a vehicle. When officers arrived they saw a woman passed out behind the wheel with the vehicle running and a small child unrestrained in the back seat, according to court records.
An officer opened the door of the vehicle and asked Demarr if she was OK. Demarr jumped up when she heard the officer and was looking around to figure out where she was, according to court records.
Officers asked her if she had used heroin, and she told them that she had taken several pills, including Percocet. As EMS services arrived, Demarr exited the vehicle. An officer saw a pipe on the car seat, which he recognized as a pipe commonly used to snort or smoke controlled dangerous substances.
Once the officer took the pipe out of
the vehicle, Demarr allegedly admitted to the officers that she used it to snort heroin. She also told officers that she uses heroin, cocaine, pills and marijuana, according to court records.
Officers recovered a straw with suspected heroin or cocaine residue, as well as a white power substance wrapped in foil, which tested positive for heroin when officers conducted a field test on it.
Demarr told officers that the child in the back seat of the vehicle was not hers, but is the child of a friend. The mother of the child was contacted and responded to the scene to retrieve her child. Demarr was placed under arrest and transported to the Charles County Detention Center in La Plata.