Friday, August 29, 2014

Two Men Arrested // Three Kids Placed with DHS from Eldridge, IA, Meth House // UPDATE on 08/29/14: Third Person Arrested in Connection to this Case

(Originally written on 08/28/14): Two men have been arrested and three kids placed in DHS care earlier today after police discovered an operational meth lab at a home in Eldridge, IA.

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.

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