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Mom sold heroin from car with 2-year-old in back, say Pittsburgh police

Ashley Wilson, inset; the Pittsburgh intersection where police sought to arrest her for dealing heroin. Pittsburgh police via CBS Pittsburgh

(CBS) PITTSBURGH - After receiving a tip that a woman using a drug suspect's cell phone was selling heroin in Pittsburgh's East End, police set up a drug buy where they say they arrested the 25-year-old woman with her 2-year-old daughter in the back seat of her rented car, CBS Pittsburgh reported.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Ashley Wilson of Verona on charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of drugs with the intent to deliver.

"They found her; they caught her, what else is there to say? East Liberty [section of Pittsburgh] is stepping up; police are doing their job," said one local resident.

"It's horrible, it's sad. [I] feel bad for the baby in the end," added another person.

The child was turned over to Allegheny County's Children, Youth and Family Services Agency after Wilson and a 20-year-old woman, who was a passenger in her car, were both arrested, according to CBS Pittsburgh.

Police say they set up an $80 heroin buy after contacting Wilson on her cell phone, but she drove off when an undercover officer approached her car. She was busted in a traffic stop a few blocks away in a pharmacy parking lot.

Officers said they found three bundles of heroin in plain view in her car.

On top of the drug case, authorities said Wilson did not have her toddler properly restrained in the back seat, and she did not have her driver's license when she was arrested.

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