Report: Jacksonville woman passed out in stolen car in Nocatee with drugs, baby on lap

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. — A Jacksonville woman was arrested Tuesday night after she was found passed out behind the wheel of a stolen car with an infant in her lap and drugs in the vehicle, according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

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Amanda Marie Ray, 29, is charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, grand theft auto, possession of heroin and child neglect, SJSO said.

Deputies were notified that Ray was asleep in the front seat of a car at a Shell station in Nocatee at 40 Settlement Drive, near Nocatee and Crosswater parkways.

A deputy saw the infant on Ray's lap. The deputy ran the tag on the vehicle and found that the tag did not belong on the vehicle and that the vehicle was actually reported stolen out of Kentucky and Ray was the suspect, SJSO said.

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Drug paraphernalia, including new and used syringes, were found inside the vehicle. The Florida Department of Children and Families allowed a family member to take custody of the infant.

Ray was booked into the St. Johns County Jail on bonds totaling $11,000, SJSO said.

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Deputies found the woman sleeping inside her car at a Nocatee Shell station -- with a baby in her lap and syringes in the car:

Posted by Action News Jax on Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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