Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested William Ballard, 36, and Delaney Crissinger, 32, on Jan.19 after they were discovered passed out in a black SUV.at the Texaco gas station at 19 East Road.
While Ballard and Crissinger were nodding off, two children, ages 5 months and 18 months, were sitting in car seats while the vehicle’s engine was running.
Crissinger allegedly fell asleep with a clear baggy of methamphetamine in her hand. Deputies also found a loaded syringe next to a container of baby formula on the vehicle’s floorboard.
A further search of the car revealed more methamphetamine, fetaynyl, heroin and drug paraphernalia.
Both suspects face child neglect charges. Ballard was also charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license. Crissinger was charged with possession of methamphetamine and narcotics equipment.
Ballard is being held on $30,120 bond. Crissinger is held on $17,000 bond.