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Couple arrested on child neglect charges

Updated: Monday, July 28 2014, 01:38 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. -- Moundsville police made an arrest for a drug overdose while a child was present at the Plaza Motel on Saturday Night.
They arrested 35-year-old Travis Shafer for possession of marijuana and child neglect. Shafer's wife, Jessica, and their 9-year-old daughter were also in the hotel room.
Police say Jessica Shafer admitted she smoked marijuana in the bathroom of the hotel with her husband. They both are charged with child neglect. Both have since bonded out of jail.
When police arrived, Tyler was found unresponsive on the floor. Police found two grams of marijuana, a syringe, and several used stamp bags.
The child's grandmother will be taking custody of the victim.

Couple arrested on child neglect charges


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