Infants removed from squalid home in Belle
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County sheriff's deputies have removed two infants from a home where they were staying in "deplorable living conditions" and have issued an arrest warrant for their mother and boyfriend.
Deputies went to a mobile home in a trailer park on East DuPont Avenue in Belle at about 6 p.m. Thursday with workers from the Department of Health and Human Resources, according to Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department. DHHR officials had gotten reports that two infants were living in the mobile home without proper food, care or clothing.
Crosier said deputies were met at the door by the infants' grandmother, Kimberly Sue Cline, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs. Deputies found conditions inside the mobile home to be "deplorable," Crosier said. They also allegedly found several coffee filters containing methamphetamine.
DHHR workers removed the infants from the home, and deputies seized the coffee filters. Arrest warrants for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver have been issued for the infants' mother, Jody Lynn Wisen, 23, of Belle, and her boyfriend, William Clayton Booth, 31, of Cabin Creek.
Wisen is described as a white woman, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. Booth is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall with brown hair and weighing about 175 pounds. Anyone with information about the two is asked to call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department at 304-357-0169.
Crosier said the case has been turned over to the Kanawha County prosecutor's office. Additional charges may be filed.
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