Woman found un­con­scious in car with child

2-year-old was not hers; sus­pected drugs were found

The Enterprise - - Front Page - By JESSI STICKEL jstickel@somd­news.com

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.

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