Four children placed in protective custody after large amount of meth found in Grand Island home
49.5 grams of meth were found in the home
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Four children are in protective custody after a large quantity of meth and other drug materials were found in plain sight throughout a home in Grand Island.
According to Grand Island Police, on Wednesday officers were called to the Head Start facility on Piper Street in reference to a 5-year-old boy not being picked up from school.
Police said during the investigation officers were advised of concerns for the boy and that the living conditions weren’t safe at his home.
While doing a check of the child’s home in the 600 block of West Koenig, officers found that the child, along with his three siblings were living in unhealthy conditions. The children’s ages range from five to 12.
Upon walking through the residence with the child’s mother, Adriana Veliz, police said multiple items of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. Police found a total amount of 49.5 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, and packaging material inside the home.
Veliz and her boyfriend Eduardo Aldaba-Montanez were arrested and charged for four counts of felony child abuse due to the drug items located inside, being not only within reach of the children but easily accessible to the point if contacted or ingested.
Police also said all four children were in a situation that endangered their physical and mental health.
The children are in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Adriana Veliz was arrested for Child Abuse (intentional) four counts, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession Of Marijuana more than 1 Ounce and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Eduardo Aldaba-Montanez was arrested for Child Abuse (intentional) 4 counts, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession Of Marijuana more than 1 Ounce and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
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