Pinellas Man Charged With Child Neglect After Meth Found in Boy's Backpack

PINELLAS PARK -- A Pinellas Park man faces child neglect charges after a nine year old boy handed his teacher two plastic baggies. Deputies say they contained about nine grams of methamphetamine.

According to Pinellas deputies, the child told the teacher he reached into his backpack for candy and found the baggies.

The 49 year old suspect is accused of felony child neglect. His connection to the child is being withheld to protect the boy's identity. Deputies say they were able to confirm independently that he had used meth and ecstasy the weekend before.

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