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CLARKSVILLE, IN. (WDRB)--Illegal drugs, dozens of hypodermic needles and a 7-month old child all under the same roof. Clarksville Police say that's what they found inside a home on Altawood Drive on Friday.
"Child protective services called and asked to ah...asked officers to go check on the welfare of a child. One child, I think 7 months old," says Major Darrell Rayborn, with Clarksville Police.
Major Rayborn says there were red flags from the moment police arrived at the home on Altawood Drive in Clarksville on Friday. "They noticed two or three people in the garage area when they knocked on the door they begin to run around the house."
And once inside, police say they found the 7-month old child and much more.
Major Rayborn says, "Finally came to the door, at which time they came in to check on the child and noticed the house was filthy. They said unlivable."
There were several adults inside the home at the time, and all of them are now behind bars here at the Clark County Jail. Major Rayborn says, "Most of 'em were occupants of that house. I think one or two might have been visiting the house at the time."
Major Rayborn says not only was the house unlivable but some of what police found inside was pretty disturbing. "They found, I think they said around 50 hypodermic needles, and residue of heroin and several bags in a drawer. Just to have that many needles, you suspect something."
And there's more. There were also several animals in the home. "Officers reported there was animal feces all over the floor."
Neighbors did not want to go on camera but say there's always a lot of traffic at the home. Meanwhile, the 7-month old is now with Child Protective Services.