Angelica Lopez

Angelica Lopez, 29, is accused of exposing a 3-month-old boy to cocaine. (Source: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office) 

(Meredith/CNN) -- A 29-year-old woman is in custody after detectives in Florida say she is responsible for exposing a 3-month-old baby to cocaine, causing significant brain damage.

According to WFTS, the infant was in the care of Angelica Lopez, when he was exposed to the drug. Detectives say he showed signs of distress, but Lopez waited 11 hours before seeking medical attention for him.

By the time Lopez got medical attention for him, the baby had suffered significant brain damage and still had cocaine in his system, according to detectives.

Police say Lopez admitted to preparing cocaine to sell from the apartment she shared with the infant. At this time, it is unknown the relationship between the infant and Lopez. 

She also admitted to waiting before she took him to get medical attention.

She is facing charges for felony child neglect with great bodily harm. She was arrested on Thursday and is being held without bond.

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