Two people are facing criminal charges after Social Services says two children were living in a home that was filthy and unsafe.
An investigation began in February after a four-year-old boy had needle pokes on his chest believed to have been caused when he was playing with a syringe at his home.
According to court documents the the four-year-old boy and his six-year-old brother were living at 1430 Torun Road in Stevens Point. The boys' mother, Kayla Clark, 26 lived at trailer #106. The boys' father, Scott Jones lived at trailer #108. Investigators say neither home had running water, and a toilet did not work at one of the homes.
The family would reportedly go to a relative's nearby home to get water.
The youngest child told investigators his mother and another man, Harold Drewa, Jr. 34, would go into the bathroom and inject themselves with medicine. It was later determined the two were injecting, Suboxone, a medicine used for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.
The boy also said he had been left home alone with just his six-year-old brother and their dog.
Investigators say inside trailer #106 were syringes, dog feces, drug paraphernalia, and pill bottles.
Harold Drewa appeared in Portage County Court Monday for an initial appearance. He pleaded not guilty to two counts of child neglect and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He remains in custody.
Kayla Clark also appeared in court on the same charges. They'll both return to court on May 19.
The boys' father Scott Jones was charged last month. He's currently in custody in Waushara County.
The boys were taken into protective custody.
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