Virginia Elizabeth Humphrey charged with Felony Child Abuse after child ingests opiate based narcotic

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Virginia Elizabeth Humphrey

Sheriff Chris Davis | Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office

On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm, Pamlico County 911 Communication Center received a 911 call requesting medical assistance at 242 Longleaf Drive in Reelsboro NC in reference to a 3-year-old child that had possibly taken adult medication.

Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with Virginia Elizabeth Humphrey, the mother of the child. Humphrey stated to deputies that the child had possibly taken non-narcotic medication that belonged to Humphrey. The child was transported to Carolina East Medical Center. Upon evaluation of the child by medical staff at the hospital, it was determined that the child had taken some type of opiate based narcotic. Deputies secured the scene, began collecting evidence and conducting interviews.

Based on the evidence collected at the scene and interviews that were conducted during the investigation, Deputies arrested and charged Virginia Elizabeth Humphrey with Felony Child Abuse. Humphrey was issued a $30,000 secured bond and placed in the Pamlico County Detention Facility. Pamlico County Department of Social Services assisted in the Investigation. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at (252)745-3101.


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