Following a drug bust, Heber City police found four children living in deplorable conditions.
“We knew there was some kind of child endangerment issue here,” says Salvador Segura with the Heber City police department.
It was in plain view for police when they served a warrant at the home. Segura says there were drugs in open areas, liquor was readily available and animal feces scattered in places.
Police say it's not the kind of home four children should be living in.
“It was a bad environment for them,” says Segura. “We knew it and so we had to act upon it.
Lacy Griffin, the children's mother and her boyfriend Keith Randall were among the four arrested in the home. They were charged with child abuse, child endangerment and possession of drugs.
Police were really after Tyson Sorenson for outstanding warrants. Michael Bruce was also arrested. Both Sorenson and Bruce face drug and child endangerment charges.
Police say when they got to the home, Griffin had no idea where her youngest child was.
“Social services was also made aware of the situation,” says Segura.
Neighbors suspected trouble next door and a tip brought police to the home.
“I've been very concerned to be honest with you for a long time,” says neighbor Julia Dial.
Glen Rashak moved into the neighborhood last fall.
“I moved here in October from San Diego to get away from this kind of thing stuff and surprisingly I get it next door here in Heber City," says Rashak.
But it's the children living in an environment like this that bothers neighbors.
“What a sad situation,” says Dial. “I didn't really know.”