ZACHARY, La. (AP) — Authorities say four women in Zachary have been charged with improper supervision of a minor after a 3-year-old girl was found living in conditions so squalid that some police officers vomited.
Zachary Police Chief David McDavid tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/IzIDSr ) that the toddler was living in a duplex that lacked running water, reeked of animal feces and was littered with drug paraphernalia and trash.
McDavid some of his officers vomited when they came out of the house.
The child was placed into the custody of the state Department of Child and Family Services.
The child's living conditions were discovered Saturday as part of an investigation into the theft of two bottles of soda from the Ambrosia General Store.