A 20-year-old woman in Palm Beach is in County Jail after police found her child abandoned and crying in a Walmart parking lot. Quashanna Doby reportedly told police that she didn’t remember leaving the baby, and woke up in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot eight blocks away.
Doby told police that she brought her baby to meet up with an unidentified man at a Delray Beach hotel. She and the child left in the early hours of the morning after she refused to have sex with the man.
She said that the last thing she remembered was taking the baby to the Walmart parking lot to wait for a ride home.
While they waited, she told authorities that she fed the child chips and put Sprite in the baby’s bottle. The next thing she knew, she woke up in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot. Apparently she tried to return to the Walmart in search of her child, but police were already at the scene.
The one-year-old child, found crying and with a soiled diaper, was placed into protective custody.
Doby also admitted to police that she regularly smokes Flakka and experiences hallucinations from the drug.
She is expected in court on Friday where a judge will determine her bond.
Flakka is a synthetic substance used by people to get high. It is apparently a similar experience to getting high from bath salts or amphetamines. It can be taken orally, smoked, or snorted.