MANATEE — A Manatee woman has been arrested after her 10-month-old son dumped her purse out, sending a syringe, a spoon and an empty bottle of Oxycodone spilling out onto the floor, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
Deputies arrested Lois B. Bischoff, 26, on Wednesday on a charge of child abuse after authorities came to a home in the 6800 block of 12th Avenue Northwest and found the syringe and other items.
The sheriff’s report did not say who called deputies to the home, but said the boy had been found on the floor next to the items after he dumped his mother’s purse out while she slept.
Bischoff told deputies she used to “use needles and shoot up, but hasn’t in a long time,” the sheriff’s report stated.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
She was being held in the Manatee County jail without bond.