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Woman Charged After Unconscious Man Found

By Staff | Feb 8, 2017

A New Martinsville woman is facing charges after police investigating suspicious behavior in the Moundsville Wal-Mart parking lot allegedly discovered a man passed out in his car with needles still in his hand.

Around 5 p.m. on Feb. 1, police were informed that a woman in the parking lot of the Moundsville Wal-Mart was walking around and appeared to be under the influence of something. At the scene, police reportedly found a man unconscious in the back seat of a car, allegedly with a syringe in his hand and a measuring spoon in his lap.

An officer entered the vehicle through an unlocked door, secured the items and woke the man.

Officers allegedly found at the man’s feet two stamp bags of heroin, as well as a second syringe. At this time, police noticed two women matching the description of the initial call leaving the store, and detained them. At total of 90 bags of heroin were recovered during a search of one of the women.

In interviews with police, Casey Mask, 31, of New Martinsville allegedly told officers she purchased the heroin, a total of 20.3 grams, from out of state. Mask is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance and conspiracy.