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Upshur County woman facing child neglect, drug and battery charges

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An Upshur County woman is facing multiple charges after deputies said she used marijuana and methamphetamine while caring for her one-year-old daughter and shoved a deputy.

On Monday, April 22 deputies with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a girl stating she felt uncomfortable about a friend of her mother’s, who lived on Nebo Road in Buckhannon. Deputies responded to the residence and spoke with the subject of the complaint, Yetta Carr, 38, of Buckhannon.

Deputies said when Carr opened the door, she was holding a one-year-old infant and the deputy on scene immediately detected the odor of burned marijuana coming from the residence. Carr admitted to deputies that she smoked marijuana in front of the infant prior to the deputy’s arrival on scene. Carr also admitted to smoking methamphetamine approximately 5 hours prior, and still appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine, according to deputies.

Deputies said Carr then refused to allow law enforcement to search her residence for further evidence of child neglect or any illegal drugs. After being advised that deputies would obtain a search warrant, Carr stated she would give deputies a bowl and roach that were inside the house. 

Upon leading the deputy into the house, Carr changed her mind and turned and pushed the deputy with one hand in the direction of the doorway. The deputy then took the infant from Carr’s possession and placed her into custody.

Upon searching Carr’s house, deputies said they located a wooden box beside Carr’s bed that contained a small plastic bag with a small amount of methamphetamine inside. Deputies also located various paraphernalia, a meth pipe and a small amount of marijuana inside Carr’s home.

Carr has been charged with child neglect creating risk of injury, possession of methamphetamine and battery on an officer, according to court documents. She is currently being held at Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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