Beckley Woman Charged After Uncapped Needle Was Found At Child’s Bed With Heroin Inside

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.

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