Bradenton police find crack cocaine, marijuana at residence of handicapped child

Posted by Kate Irby on July 18, 2014 

Johnelle Cummings mugshot.

BRADENTON -- A search warrant conducted Thursday revealed that a residence where a handicapped child lived had crack and marijuana, according to the Bradenton Police Department.

Police obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 2000 block of 12th Street West and conducted the search at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release. The search revealed two vials of rock cocaine, also known as crack, several baggies of marijuana, burned joints and drug paraphernalia.

The suspect, Johnelle Cummings, 27, was the sole resident of the residence along with her 6-year-old handicapped daughter, according to police. A search of Cummings by a female officer revealed a baggie of marijuana inside her bra.

Police called Child Protective Services who started an investigation for child neglect and placed the daughter in the custody of Cummings' sister, who Cummings signed guardianship over to, according to the release.

Cummings is charged with a second degree felony of child neglect without bodily harm, a second degree felony of possession of rock cocaine with intent to sell, a first degree misdemeanor of possession of marijuana and a second degree misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held on an $8,500 bond.

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