A husband and wife in southwest Kansas were arrested over the weekend in connection with child abuse after a young child tested positive for methamphetamine.
Liberal Police said Monday officers responded Saturday after a 911 hang-up call in the 200 block of W. Pancake in Liberal.
Upon their arrival, officers learned that a 27-year-old woman had been involved in a verbal argument with her 34-year-old husband. He left the scene prior to officers' arrival.
While police talked to the woman, they noticed she appeared to be under the influence of meth.
Police said a room in the home was in "complete disarray." Three kids, 5, 3, and 1, were in the room with her and they appeared to be uncared for.
A search of the room revealed syringes containing suspected meth within reach of the kids. It was also determined that the only food available for the kids was a box of club crackers and dry cereal, police said.
The children were taken into police protective custody and taken to Southwest Medical Center for treatment. That is when one of the kids was found to have meth in their system.
The man and woman were arrested in connection with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated endangering a child, and child abuse.
No other information about the incident was immediately available.
An affidavit was forwarded to the Seward County Attorney's Office seeking formal charges, police said.