FAIRMONT — Bond is set at $1 million for a Fairmont man charged with selling drugs to a woman who later died from an overdose.
Fairmont Police arrested 41-year-old Robert Charles Haislip of 113 Skyline Dr., Fairmont, on Nov. 7 after an investigation found 38-year-old Kimberly Jo Riley died from an overdose of methamphetamine. He faces one count of drug delivery resulting in death. He was booked into the North Central Regional Jail.
According to the court papers, a Fairmont Police Department officer was called to Fairmont Regional Medical Center on Oct. 19 after a woman was reported unresponsive and showed drug overdose symptoms.
The complaint states that two of Riley’s female friends found Riley and transported her to the hospital. According to the complaint, the women said Riley was found responsive inside Haislip’s residence at 113 Skyline Dr. in Fairmont.
Police said witnesses who found Riley inside the residence said Haislip told them not to call emergency services while Riley was inside.
According to the complaint, Riley’s personal cell phone was later searched during the execution of a Marion County Magistrate search warrant, and an audio statement produced by Haislip was found on the phone. The complaint states that Haislip outlined the night of Oct. 19, and admitted that Riley was at his residence.
“Haislip advised he gave Riley methamphetamines while she was inside of his residence,” the complaint states. “According to Haislip, Riley went unconscious while inside his residence after the methamphetamine use.”
The complaint states Haislip said he did not seek medical assistance for Riley for more than 12 hours.
Riley’s toxicology report showed that she tested positive for amphetamines and opiates. She was diagnosed with drug overdose with unresponsiveness secondary to polysubstance abuse, and was later transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. There, she was admitted to the intensive care unit.
According to the complaint, she remained unresponsive until her death Nov. 1 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
This is not Haislip's brush with drugs.
In September 2018, Fairmont Police arrested and charged Haislip with one count of possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine.
During the arrest, officers seized a plastic bag containing drugs and various paraphernalia, including one bag containing 3.8 grams of crystal meth and a second bag containing 2.6 grams of the illicit drug.
Reach Eric Hrin at (304) 367-2549.