Police: Florida mother arrested for smoking heroin with a child in the back seat of car

Posted at 7:00 PM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 06:42:56-04

An undercover Naples police detective watched a mother smoke heroin in a car while a small child watched in the back seat.

Collier County deputies say the detective observed a man exit a blue Dodge parked outside of the Gulf Coast Inn.

Within minutes he returned back to the car and drove toward the front entrance of the building where he parked.

Detectives say they witnessed Justin Benfield and Amber Nelson smoke heroin inside while a small child was in the backseat.

Deputies also found .9 grams of heroin hidden in a cigarette box while searching the vehicle.

Both were arrested and taken to the Naples Jail Center.

He remain in jail on a $12,000 bond.

DCF was contacted and the child was taken into custody by a family member.