CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston police have arrested four people after finding heroin and cocaine at a house where a toddler was exposed to filth and drug use.
Investigators went to the house Thursday and found small amounts of heroin and cocaine, along with hypodermic needles and a digital scale.
Police said a woman who lives there told officers that the 2-year-old boy's mother left him with her and her boyfriend about two months ago and never came back. The woman at the house slept with the child on a mattress on the floor. Cat food was scattered on the kitchen floor, and the litter box was full of feces. The roof and the walls were separated.
The child's mother is charged with child endangerment.