5 Kids Removed From Filthy Central NY Home After Drug Raid

February 9, 2017 Updated: February 9, 2017
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LODI, N.Y.—Authorities say they’ve removed five children from a central New York home after police conducting a drug raid found the family living in deplorable conditions.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant Tuesday at the home in the village of Lodi, in the Finger Lakes region 45 miles south of Syracuse.

Deputies say they found heroin and evidence of drug dealing inside the residence, which they described as being filthy with trash and feces.

Officials say five children ranging in age from 5 to 10 were removed from the home and placed in the care of county Child Protective Services.

The children’s 30-year-old mother was charged with drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child. A 36-year-old man living at the home was also charged.