FAIRMONT — Police say a 30-year-old Fairmont mother smoked heroin in the presence of her 3-year-old son in a vehicle in Fairmont.
According to a criminal complaint, Heather Nicole Speelman of 108 Stonewall Rd., Fairmont is charged with felony child neglect creating risk of injury.
The complaint states that Speelman smoked heroin off of foil at approximately 6:57 p.m. Nov. 19 inside a white 2005 Suzuki Aerio while her son was inside the car.
After smoking the heroin, police said, Speelman began to overdose on the controlled substance with the child still in the vehicle until the child was removed by his father, after Speelman was found unresponsive.
“These actions by Heather caused a risk of serious bodily injury or death due to the smoke from the controlled substance being present in the vehicle at the same time…(the child)...was in the vehicle and possibly being taken in by second hand smoke,” the complaint states.
Court records show Speelman had posted $5,012 bail and is out of jail.
Vehicle search uncovers methamphetamine
FAIRMONT —A 29-year-old Worthington man faces a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine after a vehicle search Jan. 9 along Bingamon Road in Marion County, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint states that Andrew L. Weekly of 223 Shaws Run Rd., Worthington faces the felony offense. Court records show his bail of $10,012 was posted and he is free from jail.
The complaint states that a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office saw two vehicles sitting in a turn-off alongside Bingamon Road at about 1:40 a.m. According to the court papers, Weekly was a backseat passenger in one of the vehicles, which had three other occupants. According to the court papers, the deputy saw the driver was holding a butane torch/lighter.
The deputy believed the occupants were “most likely consuming some form of controlled substances,” the complaint states.
Police got help from a drug-sniffing dog that alerted officers of the presence of controlled substances. The car’s occupants were then removed so police could search the vehicle, the complaint states. Weekly told the deputy he had a pipe and two bags of methamphetamine in his right pocket, according to the court papers.
The complaint states the pipe, which was the type used to smoke methamphetamine, and a black-zippered pouch were found in Weekly’s right front trouser pocket. The deputy found a plastic bag containing six smaller bags inside the pouch, with each of the bags containing a crystal-like substance consistent with crystal methamphetamine, the complaint states. “Also in this pouch, and separate from the other six, was a seventh small plastic bag, also containing a crystal like substance consistent with crystal methamphetamine,” the complaint states.
Two bags each containing numerous small plastic bags consistent with packaging material were also in the black pouch, as well as a glass pipe similar to the one found in Weekly’s pocket, and a short blue section of straw commonly used for packaging methamphetamine, the complaint states.
Police said Weekly “admitted to selling methamphetamine to support his addiction to methamphetamine” and “also stated that he would have sold the bags of methamphetamine found on his person if he ‘needed to.’”
The complaint states the substance in the seven bags was later weighed at 2.5 grams total, and a sample of the substance field-tested positive as methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.
Weapons charge for Morgantown man
FAIRMONT —A 55-year-old Morgantown man is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Jan. 13 in Marion County Magistrate Court on a charge of prohibited person in possession of concealed firearm that was filed after a traffic stop Jan. 4 on Interstate 79 near mile marker 141 in Marion County.
According to a criminal complaint, Charles E. Dudley Jr., of 240 Tyrone Avery Rd., Morgantown, faces the felony offense.
The complaint states a West Virginia State Police trooper saw a gray-colored SUV traveling at 83 mph in a 70 mph zone just north of the weigh station near mile marker 141.
The trooper said he saw the driver and passenger “hurriedly lean towards the rear passenger area and appeared to be attempting to conceal something” as he approached the driver’s side window.
According to the complaint, the driver, later identified as Charles E. Dudley Jr., was found to have a revoked WV operator’s license, six active suspensions/revocations, including a DUI dated July 23, 2002, and a driving revoked-DUI dated July 7, 2014.
The trooper said Dudley was unable to provide insurance or registration for the vehicle, and the registration plates did not belong on the vehicle they were driving.
Dudley gave the trooper consent to search the vehicle, which turned up a SKS rifle, a Rock Island Armory .38 Special revolver and a Uberti .45 Colt revolver that were concealed under various clothing and a large pillow in the rear cargo area, the complaint states.
The trooper said multiple rounds of unfired .38 Special, .45 Colt, 7.62X39 and 9-millimeter ammunition were recovered from the vehicle, as well as a bulletproof vest, a retractable butt stock, a crack pipe, a set of digital scales and a clear plastic bag containing an unknown white powdery substance.
According to the complaint, a check of Dudley’s arrest record showed he had prior convictions for domestic battery on Feb. 13, 2003 and Sept. 3, 1999 and a conviction for domestic assault on Dec. 29, 1998. The complaint states that Dudley was placed under arrest and subsequently found to be in possession of $3,324 in assorted U.S. currency.
The female passenger, Ashley D. Harris, was found to have an active felony capias out of Harrison County for possession with intent to deliver, and was placed under arrest, according to the complaint.
Court records show Dudley’s preliminary hearing is slated for 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 before Marion County Magistrate Todd Rundle. He is currently being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of posting $75,000 bail.