Boca-area woman arrested after child, 2, tests positive for cocaine


A Boca Raton-area woman faces a child-neglect charge after a toddler she was caring for ingested cocaine in late May, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. 

The child, age 2 1/2, tested positive for cocaine, Benadryl and Klonopin, a sedative often used to treat panic disorders, records state. 

A relative suspected the child ingested some of 34-year-old Allison Bray’s medication. 

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Bray, who was arrested Sunday, told sheriff’s authorities she relapsed on cocaine the evening of May 21. The sheriff’s office arrested her in 2013 on cocaine-related charges. She pleaded guilty and served 10 days in jail.

Bray told authorities she had been off drugs for several years.

A relative noticed late on May 21 that the child was having trouble walking and repeatedly falling down. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews took the toddler to West Boca Medical Center. Civil-court records show the toddler spent time in an intensive-care unit.

Bray told authorities she wasn’t sure how the child would have ingested cocaine. She said she flushed a bag of cocaine after injecting it in her home.

She said she and another person in the home argued about her drug use and that sometime during the argument, the used syringe and needle went missing.

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During the argument, someone “ransacked” Bray’s bedroom, she told sheriff’s authorities, and her prescription pills were thrown across the floor. 

A man in the home told authorities he saw the toddler playing on the bedroom floor, well within reach of the pills.

As of Tuesday morning, Bray remained in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond. She cannot have contact with any of her children until Florida Department of Children and Families investigators say otherwise. 

A relative told The Post on Monday that the child is doing well.



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