EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPolice Say Parents Charged With Child Neglect Found Passed Out In Vehicle
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Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 25, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 25, 2013 6:41 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Police said a Putnam County couple is facing child neglect charges after they said the parents were found passed out in a car in Huntington.
Jeremy M. Dickey, 37, and Samantha J. Phillips, 22, both of Fraziers Bottom ,were charged with child neglect creating risk of injury.
Huntington police responded to the parking lot of a car wash in the 1700 block of Eighth Avenue about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said they found the two suspects passed out in the car with a crying toddler in the back seat, according to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.
Police said they saw drug paraphernalia in the laps of the two suspects and had to physically shake them to wake them up. The couple's 3-year-old daughter was crying in a car seat in the back, police said. Officers said they also found a bottle that contained urine that was used to pass a drug test at a methadone clinic.
Child Protective Services were contacted, and the child was placed in custody of a relative. Both suspects were taken to the Western Regional Jail, and bond was set at $50,000 cash only.
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