Saint Albans mother charged with neglect after drug overdose

SAINT ALBANS, WV (WOWK) – A Saint Albans mother has been charged with child neglect after officials were dispatched for an alleged drug overdose.

Saint Albans police were called to MacCorkle Avenue around 12:30pm where they found a 33-year-old man unresponsive in a car. The man regained consciousness after officials gave him two doses of Narcan and he was then transported to the hospital.

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Police said Tabitha Slater, the mother of a four-month-old, had her baby in the car when the man overdosed and was arrested and charged.

Slater will be arraigned by a Kanawha County Magistrate Saturday evening and there will be a warrant charging the 33-year-old man with child neglect.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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