Couple arrested on drug, child neglect charges
BARBOURSVILLE -- A Tennessee couple was arrested Wednesday after police said they were using heroin in a truck while a 5-year-old boy and a man with developmental disabilities were in the back seat, according to a criminal complaint filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court.
Melissa Sue Napier, 28, and Lonnie Lea Napier Jr., 25, have both been charged with felony child neglect and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
Barboursville Police got a tip at about 11:30 a.m. that a woman was passed out and a man was loading a syringe in a truck parked at a gas station on East Mall Road.
Upon their arrival, police say the man dropped a syringe, loaded with an unknown tan substance, onto the floorboard of the truck.
Multiple other needles and drug equipment also was found in the truck.
They said the woman attempted to hide a container filled with a dozen pills.
The 5-year-old boy was identified as the woman's son.
The man with developmental disabilities was identified as a 38-year-old man under the woman's care.
Both accused are being held in the Western Regional Jail on $100,000 bonds.
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