Couple arrested after 5 children found living in 'deplorable' conditions

Couple arrested after 5 children found living in 'deplorable' conditions

Couple arrested after 5 children found living in 'deplorable' conditions

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Posted on November 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

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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.

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