Two people were arrested after a police officer patrolling a Lawrenceburg neighborhood smelled their filthy home.
The officer, Clay Crouch, was patrolling the Beth Drive area at 9:30 a.m. Friday "when he detected a strong foul odor," according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
That led him to 104 Beth Drive, where he found a home "filled with mounds of garbage, human and animal feces, rodents and insects," according to the release. Two adults and a child were living in the home.
Anna G. Mauer, 24, and Michael W. Hutchens, 24, were arrested and charged with second degree wanton endangerment.
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The health department, local zoning regulators, Anderson County Attorney, Lawrenceburg Fire Department and Cabinet for Health And Family Services were all called to the scene.