A police raid at an apartment in Moorhead, Minnesota, this past week led not only to a drug seizure, but also the discovery of three children living in shocking conditions.
On Tuesday, a task force consisting of several local law enforcement agencies converged on the residence on the 1100 block of 19th Street S. to execute a search warrant.
"The warrant was due to an investigation of the possible sales of narcotics from this residence," a news release says.
Inside, authorities found methamphetamine and cocaine "that were clearly packaged for sales" and over $1,500 believed to be from drug sales.
The narcotics at the apartment have an estimated street value of $30,500.
The three kids also found inside have now been placed in protective care. It turns out the Grand Forks County Child Protection Services had actually been attempting to find the youngest of them, an 18-month-old boy.
He subsequently tested positive for meth and was flown to a hospital to be treated for withdrawal, the release says.
Two people were arrested as a result of the raid: Nathan Wayne Carr, 41, and Jasmine Janelle Mendoza, 25.
Both have been charged with child endangerment, though Carr was also charged with 1st Degree Sales of a Controlled Substance.
It hasn't been confirmed whether the two are the parents of the children, and police haven't specified how the toddler came to have meth in his system.