BISMARCK, North Dakota — Authorities in North Dakota are accusing a couple of keeping two young children locked in a basement bedroom.
KXMB-TV (http://bit.ly/1wJlx36 ) reports that 27-year-old Eugene Garaas and 24-year-old Melissa Archambault have been charged with child neglect, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.
Bismarck Police say officers found the children in the basement when they executed a search warrant at a home. Police say both children were found in dirty diapers and have now been placed in protective custody.
The couple told police they kept the children locked so they wouldn't get a hold of dangerous items.
Police say officers found methamphetamine pipes in a box inside a closet.
It's unclear whether Garaas and Archambault have legal representation.
Information from: KXMB-TV, http://www.kxnet.com
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