Those arrested included 33-year-old homeowner Nolan DuFloth and 24-year-old roommate Benjamin Meyers. The two men have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine with children present, which is a class B felony; and three counts of child endangerment -- meth exposure, which is a class D felony. It is possible that other charges will be filed against the men in the future.
As noted above, three children also lived in this home. Their ages are 2-, 7-, and 10-years-old.
I have a bad feeling about this case, which was echoed by a commenter following this article:
I'm wondering about the kids. Is this a day care or are they the fathers? It really doesn't matter, they should never see those kids again but DHS will return them.I will just leave it at that for now!
Updated on 08/29/14: There has been another arrest connected to this case. 27-year-old Amber DuFloth, the mother of these three children, was arrested from her home in Lost Nation, IA. Here is the break-down of the various charges:
*Nolan DuFloth has been charged with three counts of child endangerment, meth exposure and with manufacturing methamphetamine.
*Benjamin Meyers was charged with three counts of child endangerment, meth exposure and with manufacturing methamphetamine.
*Amber DuFloth has been charged with three counts of child endangerment, meth exposure and with possession of meth-making materials.
All three of their children tested positive for meth, according to police.
The two men are both being held at the Scott County Jail on $100,000 bonds and Amber DuFloth is being held on a $50,000 bond.