VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on charges of child neglect on Wednesday. Deputies say the man’s home was filled with trash, feces and cockroaches.
Deputies were sent to a home in the 7300 block of Redwood Avenue. Deputies say that three children were staying in the home with Caleb Collins, 24. Deputies describe the home as being in a state of disrepair, and had cockroaches on the ground and lots of flies.
A deputy says that Collins admitted to being under the influence of marijuana, and police found approximately 10 grams of a green leafy substance and a glass smoking pipe in a bedroom. Deputies say that the illegal items were easily accessible to the children. A sheriff’s deputy also found marijuana stuck in one of the children’s hair.
Collins was arrested and is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail without bond. The children were handed over to DCS because deputies it was not suitable for them to live there.
Emily Roy, 24, was also charged with child neglect. She was already in jail on drug charges when deputies went to the home.