Deputies: Couple found passed out in running car with sweating children, drugs

BRADENTON, Fla. - A Manatee County couple is facing child neglect and drug charges after deputies discovered them passed out inside their car.

Deputies found 32-year-old Brandy Joule and 31-year-old Brian Emery passed out inside their running car around 6:00 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of the Royal Palm 20 movie theater complex at 5125 26th Street East in Bradenton.

The Sheriff's Office says the car's engine was running and the couple's two children were in the back seat of the vehicle sweating.

During a search of the car, authorities report finding a hypodermic needle and cocaine.

Both Joule and Emery were arrested and charged with DUI, Child Neglect, Possession of Rock Cocaine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The two children were taken into the custody of Child Protective Services.

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