GULFPORT, MS — Two children have been removed from a home where narcotics agents seized 25 doses of Ecstasy, authorities say.
Tuesday's raid led to the arrest of Tommie Rodriquez Booth, 20, and Anna Elise Banks, 30. Each is charged with two counts of child neglect involving juveniles identified only as Banks' children. Both children are under the age of 10.
Booth is also charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and violation of a city ordinance that limits the number of dogs allowed at a residence. Authorities found 11 pit bulls at the home.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services took the children into protective custody. Animal control officers took the dogs to the Humane Society of South Mississippi. "The home was in disarray, with dogs running loose and feces everywhere," said Chris Loposser, a narcotics investigator.
Note: Narcotics officers absolutely love dog shit. If there is a turd within a mile of your home the narcs will locate it, photograph it and be in the local paper crowing about it before you have even had your first shower in jail.