Pair arrested after children found in feces-covered drug house - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Pair arrested after children found in feces-covered drug house

Rice (left) and Mitchell (right) (Source: SCSO) Rice (left) and Mitchell (right) (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A woman and a man are both behind bars after police found drugs and deplorable conditions inside their home with children inside.

Police were executing a search warrant at the home, looking for Andrew Mitchell.

When inside, police found Pamela Rice and two small children inside the living room. Mitchell was found in the kitchen and was detained.

Police said the residence was extremely filthy, with human feces and urine on the floor near the kitchen. Detectives also said they found maggots in the freezer and flies and roaches all over the home.

Police said the two small children appeared unbathed and had dirty clothes.

Detectives found drugs in the living room, kitchen area, and inside the laundry room behind a dryer.

The bags of drugs included marijuana, hydrocodone, and alprazolam (the generic form of Xanax). They also found a bag with 10 .25 caliber rounds and various drug paraphernalia.

In addition, police said they found marijuana on the driver seat of a car in the driveway.

Mitchell and Rice are both charged with child abuse and neglect and possession of drugs with intent to sell.

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