LOGAN, W.Va. — A woman was arrested Oct. 5 after she was reportedly found unconscious in her vehicle with her child.
An eight year old child was also reportedly in the vehicle.
Patrolmen J. Sheppard and W. Harvey, with the Logan Police Department, report they responded to the parking lot of Walmart at Fountain Place Mall in Logan in reference to the unconscious woman.
Upon their arrival, Sheppard and Harvey note they could hear screaming coming from a vehicle where they discovered the child and unconscious Kimberly Miller, 40, of Wilkinson, W.Va.
Miller was reportedly also unresponsive and had blood dripping from her neck.
After calling for emergency crews and child protective services, Harvey was reportedly able to get Miller to wake up and respond to questions.
Miller reportedly told police she had injected methamphetamine into her neck.
A hypodermic needle was also allegedly found in Miller’s purse.
Miller was then transported to Logan Regional Medical Center for treatment and the child was reportedly released to family.
Miller is charged with a felony count of child neglect creating risk of injury.
If she is found guilty, Miller could be forced to spend between one and five years in a state correctional facility and pay up to $3,000 in fines.
Bail was set to $5,000 in Logan County Magistrate Court.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]