PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla - A Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy arrested two North Port residents found passed out in a car and a 2 year old boy playing with a Methadone bottle. CCSO responded Tuesday at 10:37 p.m. to the Shell gas station parking lot, 900 Kings Hwy, Port Charlotte, and found a woman laying face down on the floorboard in a blue Volkswagen and a man behind the wheel; both passed out.
The deputy said he saw the child sitting on the man’s lap with the bottle.
The deputy said the driver, Adin David Nicol, 29, 2590 Bay City Terr., and Ashley Elizabeth Sangiovanni, 22, 1276 Ramrod St., both of North Port, were unresponsive and did not appear to be breathing. The deputy said he shook and yelled at them for some time but got no response. Neither responded so the deputy attempted to remove the baby and when he opened the car door, Nicol nearly fell out of the car and dropped the baby from his lap. The deputy quickly caught the baby before he hit the ground; eventually the deputy was able to wake them both.
A search of the vehicle located five bottles of liquid Methadone prescribed to both Nicol and Sangiovanni who reportedly just got them from a clinic. The deputy also found a clear plastic baggie with 16 Roxycodone pills along with a small orange straw which tested positive for opiates. The child was released to Sangiovanni’s mother; the Department of Children and Families (DCF) was notified
Both adults were charged with Child Neglect. Nicol was additionally charged with DUI; Sangiovanni, was also charged with Possession f Roxycodone, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. They were both taken to the Charlotte County Jail where they remain without bond.