On Aug. 8, 2018, Cpl. Elizabeth O’Connor responded to the California Wawa store for the report of a minor motor vehicle accident. Upon contacting the vehicle and its occupants, O’Connor found that the driver and adult passenger appeared to be under the influence of drugs. O’Connor observed two hypodermic needles and a burned and cut soda can inside the vehicle.

Upon a further search, O’Connor found several pills without a prescription bottle. In addition, a child’s car seat inside the vehicle was soaked with urine. A relative took custody of the child.

Amanda Lynn Wood, 28, of no fixed address, and Jerry Leslie Blackley, 29, of Zebulon, North Carolina were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center and charged with Neglect of a Minor, CDS Possession Not Marijuana and CDS Possession Paraphernalia. CASE# 41881-18