Police: Mom Made Kids Sell Drugs

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP)- A 36-year-old mother is charged with making her oldest children sell drugs and raising them in a bug-infested home.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Carrie Ryan of O’Fallon, Mo. is charged in St. Charles County with one count of felony child endangerment and two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment. No attorney is listed for her in online court records.

Police say Ryan is an alcoholic, and when they arrived at her home, she was extremely intoxicated. Officers said Ryan’s home was filthy and was infested with bedbugs, fleas and lice.

Police also said her 3-year-old daughter hadn’t been treated for head lice, even though she’d had them since at least July 29th. Police say the children are in the care of a relative.

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