Two young children were removed from a home in Marshalltown after police say they were found living among knives, drug paraphernalia, and dog feces. Marshalltown Police officers were sent to a home this week to execute a search warrant for stolen property. Once inside, they discovered two children, ages 1 and 3, were living in dangerous and filthy conditions.
Police said the children were within reach of daggers, a syringe, and glass methamphetamine pipes. The mother of the children, 22-year-old Shelby Peak, is now charged with two counts of child endangerment. Her kids were placed in protective custody with the Department of Human Services.
(Reporting by Chuck Shockley, KFJB, Marshalltown)