BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - A Beckley woman is in jail facing child neglect charges.
According to court documents, CPS found an uncapped syringe, filled with a brown liquid, lying on the floor beside the child's bed. The mother, Ashley Gibson-Herrin, told authorities that the brown liquid was heroin and didn't know how the syringe. The uncapped needle was in a position which the child could have easily stepped on it while getting out of the bed. The home had no running water due to late payments.
Gibson-Herrin is charged with child neglect and possession of a controlled substance.
She is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 25,000 dollar bond.