Photo credit: Fort Myers Police
Photo credit: Fort Myers Police

A shoplifting mom is facing several new charges after police discovered what was in her car.

After Jennifer Young was caught stealing groceries from the store, police checked her running car and found not only heroin residue and used needles, but her 6-year-old daughter sitting inside.

The Department of Children and Families was notified and is investigating the case, as well.

According to reports, Young alerted investigators about her daughter while being held in custody. The girl told investigators that Young told her to wait in the car while she went to get something.

Young's daughter is currently with DCF, and the mom remains behind bars.

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