Child Left Alone In Car, Mother Arrested

A woman has been charged with Abandoning or Endangering a Child in Wichita Falls after police found an 8-year old in the alone in back seat of a car.

Jessica Dickson was arrested after she told police she left her child with a man she admitted used drugs.

Police searched the car and found a crack pipe and marijuana residue.

The man who was suppose to be watching the child said he had gone into a convenience store for just a minute to get something.

Investigators said they believe that Dickson left the child in an area know for drug activity and placed the child at an unreasonable risk of harm.

Child Protective Services took the child into their custody at the scene.