ROCK CAMP ROAD, W.Va. – Two Clarksburg residents were arrested Saturday for child neglect after using methamphetamine around their children and having them live in unacceptable conditions, according to a criminal complaint.
According to Court Documents, on October 5, a Harrison County deputy was patrolling an area of Rock Camp Road on an abandoned strip mine when he noticed a parked vehicle. Officials said that the deputy shinned a spot light onto the vehicle and two adults, one male and one female, got out.
According to the complaint, the deputy then got out of his vehicle to speak with the subjects. The Deputy said that once he began to walk around the vehicle, he noticed two small children asleep inside surrounded by uncapped syringes. Deputies then arrested both adults and began checking on the children.
Officials said that while waiting on EMS to arrive, the parents told deputies that they had been living out there for four days. The father also stated that he was using meth in the vehicle.