FAIRMONT, W.Va. – A Clarksburg woman is behind bars after police say she let her 3-year-old child to run through a hotel parking lot for an hour unattended.
Officers were called to the Marion County hotel Tuesday afternoon and found the child at the front office.
After searching for about two hours, police say they found the mother, Alexandria Quiggle, 41, of Clarksburg, in a hotel room lying in bed apparently passed out.
Police they noticed signs of impairment when speaking to Quiggle and placed her under arrest without incident.
During a search of the room police found methamphetamine, needles, packaging materials and signs of drug use. More methamphetamine was also found in a zippered pouch that Quiggle had with her.
Quiggle has been charged with child neglect creating risk of injury and an outstanding warrant.