November 19, 2009
Shanika Claritt Jail Booking Report
Tampa, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Shanika Claritt, a 19-year-old Florida woman was arrested Wednesday after deputies found a loaded gun under her baby and drugs all over the house.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, deputies obtained a search warrant and raided Claritt's apartment Wednesday afternoon - apparently not a moment too soon.
Investigators say deputies discovered Claritt's 5-month-old baby crying on top of a pillow. Under the pillow, deputies discovered a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun.
Investigators searched the residence and found a baggie containing crack-cocaine in the kitchen, marijuana in the living room and a large amount of crack-cocaine in a desk drawer, according to the Sheriff Office arrest report.
Claritt was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail on charges of child neglect, possession of crack-cocaine within 1,000 feet of a church and possession of marijuana. Her bond was set at $31,000.
A second woman at the scene, identified as 57-year-old Delores Franklin, was also taken into custody on similar charges.
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