Children found in "deplorable" conditions
NATALBANY - Sheriff's deputies said an arrest warrant for theft in Tangipahoa Parish led them to five young children living in deplorable conditions.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 27-year-old Yance May in Natalbany Monday night on suspicion of theft and failure to appear.
Sheriff's department spokesperson Dawn Panepinto said when deputies searched the residence they found "well-beyond deplorable living conditions" in which May, 22-year-old Taylor Kleinpeter, and five children aged two to ten were living.
Deputies said they also found illegal narcotics and syringes in the home.
The children were placed in the custody of a family member and both May and Kleinpeter were taken into custody. The adults were charged with drug possession and five counts of child endangerment.