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Teen arrested for stolen drugs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A 13-year-old St. Albans boy was arrested this morning after allegedly stealing his mother's prescription medication and breaking into a neighbor's home.

Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said the boy's mother called deputies about midnight after noticing her medication had been stolen. A short time later, a neighbor, Darrell Frye, 52, of MacCorkle Avenue in St. Albans, was awakened by his dogs barking.

Crosier said Frye allegedly found the boy hiding in his garden with a stolen lantern. Frye then began chasing the youth, who tried to escape by jumping into a nearby creek.

But Crosier said the youth had apparently taken some of the prescription drugs, and had a hard time running in a straight line. He said the boy received a gash on his leg while trying to get away.

Crosier said the boy was taken to the hospital and charged with burglary on his release. Reach Rusty Marks at or 304-348-1215.



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