NATALBANY, La. – Authorities serving an arrest warrant found five children living in “beyond deplorable living conditions” in a home, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Monday, the sheriff’s office was executing an arrest warrant for Yance May, 27, at a home on Highway 1064, said Dawn Panepinto, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. Inside the home as authorities were taking May into custody, detectives found horrendous living conditions -- the house was cluttered and littered with garbage in several rooms.
Taylor Kleinpeter, 22, and five children – ages ranging from 2 to 10 – were also living at the home, said the sheriff's office.
“The search of the residence also revealed illegal narcotics and several used syringes,” Panepinto said in a statement, and Narcotics Unit and Juvenile detectives were called to the home.
The children were placed in the custody of a family member and May and Kleinpeter were taken into custody by authorities.
May was charged with possession of CDSII, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft, theft of a firearm and 5 counts of child endangerment. Kleinpeter was charged with possession of CDSII, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5 counts of child endangerment and a probation and parole violation.