Child Neglect Arrest

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Investigative Operations Bureau
- Crimes Against Children Unit
-Narcotics Division
Support Services Bureau
- Forensic Science Division

Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office

Adela Allen (Suspect – Arrested)
DOB: 02/11/1981
Address: 13364 Helm Street, Largo
Charges: One Count Felony Child Neglect and Eight Counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance

Kyle Allen (Suspect – Arrested)
DOB: 08/23/1980
Address: 13398 Helm Street, Largo
Charges: Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications Device and Conspiracy

The victim is a 17-month-old female. Per Florida Statute 119.071(2)(h)1, no further details will be released that would tend to identify the victim.

PINELLAS COUNTY – Detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested 43-year-old Adela Allen and 43-year-old Kyle Allen after a 17-month-old child died from an Oxycodone overdose.

The investigation began on March 9th, 2023, when deputies responded to a residence in Largo for a deceased child.

According to detectives, the child was found unresponsive in her pack and play and was pronounced deceased on scene. During the investigation, numerous controlled substances including Oxycodone, and Xanax, were located inside of the bedroom.

During initial interviews, Adela provided inconsistent statements, and Kyle informed detectives he was away from the residence at work when the child died.

Through the investigation, detectives learned the child’s cause of death was Oxycodone Toxicity and that none of the household members had a prescription for Oxycodone.

On June 7, 2024, detectives re-interviewed Kyle and Adela. Kyle admitted to selling narcotics provided to him by Adela. Kyle denied knowing any of the narcotics were in the residence at the time of the child’s death.

Adela continued to provide inconsistent statements to detectives and said she did not know how the child would have died from Oxycodone.

Adela was arrested and charged with Neglect of a Child (Great Bodily Harm), Possession of Hydromorphone, Possession of Morphine, Possession of Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Diazepam, Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Methadone, and Possession of Clonazepam.

Kyle was arrested for Unlawful Use of Two-Way Communications Device and Conspiracy.

Adela and Kyle were transported to the Pinellas County Jail without incident.

The investigation continues.

Below is Adela Allen and Kyle Allen's booking photos: 

Posted by David Brenn Friday, June 7, 2024 6:47:00 PM Categories: Jail

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