BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — A Harrison County mother is charged with child neglect after allegedly exposing her two children to drugs.

State Police arrested Brittany Marie Jones, 24, of Bridgeport, this week on four felony counts of child neglect creating the risk of injury.

Troopers said Jones gave birth to a baby who had drugs in her system back in May and had been regularly taking her infant child and her five-year old with her when she bought and used drugs.

Jones was arraigned in Harrison County Magistrate Court and released on a $16,000 cash or surety bond.

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  • Lissa

    For anyone who would like to learn more about WV's laws and policies on child abuse/juvenile proceedings, please check out WV Code, Chapter 49.

  • Not Surprised

    I went to high school with her. She was selfish then, and is selfish now. Nothing new.

  • susanf1218

    I truly don't understand this either. I thought all babies were tested at birth - if they test positive for drugs, why aren't the parental rights immediately taken away?? Permanently and irrevocably!! Anyone who would choose to use drugs during pregnancy will continue to do so after the child is born, so it is completely stupid to allow them a "parenting plan" or to work toward "family reunification" (lingo used by the DHHR). The children should be taken away, parental rights terminated (and grandparents shouldn't be allowed to gain custody of them either, b/c they oftentimes allow the druggie parents to have access to the children) and these children should be available for adoption. Instead, they are placed in limbo in foster care, often for years while their useless parents are given every opportunity to get them back.

  • 2XLPatriot

    Sterilize her. These worthtless people are infecting the rest of society by reporducing over and over again.

  • Mike

    Take her kids away before she kills them or trades/sales them for drugs. Lock her up for a very long time. She is a waste of time. She should never see her kids again and she should never have anymore children. If she is locked up with the rest of the drug trash the kids will be much better off.

  • Dumb Liberals

    Interesting that the articles fail to mention the current disposition of the endangered children? Were they removed from her custody? Did DHHR become involved and file for permanent removal of parental right from this druggie? Or did they, as usual, rest on their laurels and DO NOTHING? Why was this druggie only placed on a $16K bond when 2 children’s lives were threatened (as insinuated in the criminal complaint)? Who was the magistrate and why are these liberals allowed to remaining in office? These druggies are animals! They could care less about other humans life! Coddling these animals, scum, trash, etc., does nothing but enables them.

  • griff

    If her infant had drugs in it's system when it was born, please tell us - Why does she have custody of her kids. Oh I forgot kids are with addicted mother so she can teach them how/where to get their next fix.