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Riviera police: Woman leaves boy, 6, in Wendy’s, does drugs in bathroom


A Boynton Beach woman is accused of leaving a 6-year-old boy alone in a Wendy’s while she did drugs in the bathroom, Riviera Beach police say.

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Amanda Levine, 26, was found at about 6 p.m. Nov. 18 unresponsive in a bathroom stall at Wendy’s on West Blue Heron Boulevard with her pants down and a syringe in her arm, a police report states. She’d told the 6-year-old boy she was with that she was going to the bathroom and left him in the Wendy’s lobby.

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Levine told police an old friend had given her a capsule with a powdery substance inside.

Levine is charged with child neglect. The Florida Department of Children and Family Services responded to the scene, according to the police report.

She is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $100,000 bond, jail records show.


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