Parents accused of having drugs in home; children put in foster care

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Police arrest teen accused of firing shot at state fair
Police arrest teen accused of firing shot at state fair

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Deputies in Laurel County say two children are in foster care after deputies found the parents at their home with methamphetamine.

Deputies say they were conducting a welfare check at the home off Wagers Road, six miles south of London, on Thursday.

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After arriving, deputies say they contacted 43-year-old Michael Hodge and 29-year-old Charlie Flores and smelled marijuana coming from the home.

Deputies say inside the home they found two bags of suspected methamphetamine, glass pipes and other drug paraphernalia in reach of the children, ages four and six.

The couple is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal abuse, according to deputies.