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South Florida mother stores drugs in 10-month-old daughter's baby formula, BSO says

Tamisha Burnell arrested on child neglect, drug possession charges

Tamisha Burnell is accused of storing crack cocaine and heroin in a baby formula container.
Tamisha Burnell is accused of storing crack cocaine and heroin in a baby formula container.

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida mother faces a child neglect charge after smoking marijuana in a hotel room with her infant daughter present and storing other drugs in a container marked as baby formula, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.

Tamisha Burnell, 21, of Coconut Creek, was arrested Sunday at a hotel in Deerfield Beach.

According to an arrest report, Burnell was smoking marijuana in the same room as her 10-month-old daughter.

A detective checking on food for the child discovered a container marked as "Enfamil" that tested positive for crack cocaine and heroin, the report said.

Burnell was arrested on child neglect and drug possession charges.

Erik Sanchez, 21, of Boca Raton, was also in the room at the time, another arrest report said. He was arrested on child neglect, drug possession and probation violation charges.

The child was taken into protective custody.

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