When police in Indianapolis recently arrested 23-year-old Kiara Officer, what the police found inside her home was unbelievable.
At 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday, according to Fox59, police stopped by the young mom’s home for a child welfare check. When they knocked on the door, Officer’s 5-year-old daughter peered out the window, and informed the police that she and her 2-year-old brother were home alone.
When the girl let the officers into the house, they were greeted by a smell they referred to as “burnt marijuana.” They also found a grinder normally used to combine marijuana with “shake,” the dried detritus from the bottom of a bag of pot. A hookah rested nearby with weed still in it.
The place was also, reportedly, a complete dump. Both dead and living bed bugs greeted the cops when they walked in. According to Fox59, food bags and dirty dishes were everywhere. Mold lined the kitchen walls, and trash was strewn about.
When police asked where the kids’ mother was, the girl told them her mom had left them after putting them to bed. She said her mom always did that to go party. There was no food for the children, and the 2-year-old boy was reportedly “soaked in urine.”
Police called the children’s grandmother, who currently has custody of the children. When cops finally located the children’s mom in a Costco parking lot, Officer told them that she’d left the kids at 5:30 that evening with someone named “Cocoa.” When police pressed her for information on this “Cocoa,” Officer couldn’t provide it. When officials asked the little girl if anyone had ever come by to mind them, she said no.
Kiara Officer was arrested and charged with two counts of felony neglect of a dependent.
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