ELKINS, W. Va. (WDTV) - A Randolph County woman and a kid were arrested after police found drugs in a home.
According to the criminal complaint, Elkins Police officers responded to the area of Central Towers on Second Street on Thursday, in reference to possible gunshots being heard in the area. When police arrived, they met with someone outside of Central Towers who said three young men had a firearm and proceeded to fire shots to an unknown direction, before running back to the apartment complex.
Police later found four used .380 caliber shell casings laying outside of the apartment’s entrance.
Officers also proceeded to contact a representative from Holland Enterprise and requested camera footage, where it allegedly showed the described individuals going into an apartment complex. Officers went to that complex and contacted Shannon Owens, 37, and the juvenile.
The complaint stated that officers asked Owens for permission to enter the residence, in which she agreed, and found a glass smoking device. Officers asked Owens if there was anything else in the residence in which she replied “just a little bit of weed.”
After receiving permission to search the residence, officers found two clear plastic baggies and a small amount of green leafy substances, believed to be marijuana. Also, they found a black set of digital scale with green leafy substance, also believed to be marijuana. In the juvenile’s bedroom, officers found an alleged glass smoking device.
Police say once they received permission to search the residence to a better extent, they found five clear plastic baggies with a substantial amount of green leafy substance, believed to be marijuana, four plastic containers marked with “The Green Box” premium concentrate cannabis oil, and a box of baggies in the juvenile’s bedroom.
Police placed Owens and the juvenile under restraint, where the juvenile admitted those items belonged to him and he was selling the substance. Owens was advised that her son was being arrested for possession with intent to deliver. Owens was also arrested, and charged with child neglect creating risk of serious injury and conspiracy.
The juvenile has since been released to the custody of Child Protective Services.
Officers say they weighted the substance, believed to be marijuana, which produced a weight of approximately 127.2 grams.