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Kentucky Couple Facing Child Neglect Charges In Huntington

Reported: Mar. 28, 2014 3:29 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 28, 2014 11:09 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Tiersa Davis, Dan Matics) -- A Kentucky couple is facing child neglect charges after police said they brought children to a drug buy in Huntington.

Jennifer A. Farris, 29, and Dustin A. McWhorter, 19, both of Ashland were charged with child neglect creating risk of injury.

Huntington Police said the couple came to the Marcum Terrace Housing Complex on Thursday and purchased heroin. Police said the couple injected the drug while in the parking lot of the Olive Street Market. Police said when they arrived, they found several used syringes and drug paraphernalia. A 1-year-old and 6-year-old were in the back seat of the car, police said.

The suspects were taken to the Western Regional Jail and bond was set for $15,000 each.

Paul Coleman says he ran to the rescue in the parking lot where he saw McWhorter try and perform CPR after police said Fairris overdosed.

"I've been here 11 years, I ain't never seen something like that," Coleman said.

The children are with protective services now. Coleman is a dad and said he's outraged.

"Both of them should never see them kids again." Coleman said. "I mean if you're getting high in he car to the point where you gotta get CPR and your kids inches in the back seat you shouldn't be a parent again."

-- West Virginia Regional Jail Photos



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