CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A St. Albans couple faces child neglect and drug charges after their children were allegedly found in filthy conditions inside their home.
State Police troopers from the South Charleston detachment went to a house on Fifth Street East in St. Albans on Sunday to check on the welfare of several children, according to State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous.
When they got there, they found the front door hanging open, and a girl who came to the door told troopers her parents were sleeping, Baylous said.
Baylous said the inside of the house was in disarray and the floors were covered with pet feces. Troopers also allegedly found chemicals used to make methamphetamine. He said four children between the ages of 4 and 13 were living in the house, he said.
Nathan McNeely, 34 was arrested and charged with child neglect, conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine precursors. His wife, Misty McNeely, 34, was charged with child neglect and conspiracy.
Both were in the South Central Regional Jail on Monday. Bail for Nathan McNeely was set at $150,000. Misty McNeely's bail was set at $100,000.