EDGEWATER, FL – Briana Buchanan is behind bars on meth manufacturing after her 7-year-old son turned her in.
Buchanan and her son lived with her boyfriend’s brother, Peter, who the boy considers an uncle. Peter said that the boy mentioned his mother had been “cooking something bad” and said he had something he wanted to show him.
The boy brought his uncle to his mother’s car and opened up the trunk. Inside the trunk was some of the boy’s toys and materials needed to use and manufacture meth. Peter immediately closed the trunk and called 911.
“Her son, who’s 7, just told me she keeps bad stuff in her car, and he opened up the trunk, and she has a meth lab in her trunk,” Peter told the 911 dispatcher.
After police arrived and found the drug paraphernalia inside the trunk, they arrested Buchanan on charges of child neglect, possession of chemicals, meth and paraphernalia, and manufacturing and delivery of meth.
Her son was placed in the custody of his grandmother, who plans on enrolling him into school this week. “I can already tell you, just looking at his face, he is relieved to be out of the situation,” Peter said.
Police aren’t through with Buchanan. They are checking to see if she can be charged with trafficking meth, which has a harsher punishment.Tags: Briana Buchanan, Child Neglect, Crime, Drugs, Florida, meth