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Deputies say drugs led woman to believe her 1-year-old child was not breathing

A woman allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine started CPR on a child because her impaired state led her to believe the child was not breathing, according to a press release from the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department:

On January 4, 2022, deputies from the Upshur County Sheriffs Office responded to Mt. Lebanon Road for a possible domestic dispute along with multiple 911 hang-ups.

Upon arrival, Chief Deputy Mike Coffman, along with Deputies Linger and Tanner Collins, encountered a man and a woman. They immediately separated all parties.

During their investigation, deputies discovered Jocelyn Krum, 25, of Buckhannon, to be under the influence of methamphetamine. Ms. Krum’s impaired state led her to believe that her child, age 1, was not breathing. Ms. Krum then performed CPR chest compressions on her child.

When asked about the CPR, she stated that she did it because his eyes were not dilating. Upshur County EMS examined the child and confirmed that the child did not require medical attention.

Ms. Krum was charged with child abuse creating risk of serious injury or death. Ms. Krum was transported to the Tygart Valley Regional Jail to await arraignment.

As always, defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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