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Two Year Old Hurt During Drug Deal

Two Year Old Hurt During Drug Deal

(Clearwater, Fla.)  Clearwater Police have charged a 27-year-old woman with child neglect after her 2-year-old daughter was injured during an attempted drug transaction.

Nicole Whitfield was arrested at 8:42 p.m. Friday at 2525 Drew St. Officers say her daughter was in a nearby car while Whitfield attempted to conduct a marijuana transaction.

Once the deal went awry, the daughter ended up being dragged a short distance by a vehicle. The child apparently was trying to get into the vehicle where her mother was when the vehicle began moving.

The child suffered minor injuries and was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital, where Department of Children and Families officials also responded.

Her mother, meanwhile, was taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

The child was released from the hospital to the custody of relatives.


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