A 6-year-old Washington boy and his younger sisters were regularly injected by their parents with heroin in order to make them fall asleep.Both parents have been charged, authorities said, and the children have been removed from their care.
Ashlee Rose Hutt, 24, and her 25-year-old boyfriend, Leroy McIver, allegedly referred to the illicit street drug as "feel good medicine" while administering it to their kids
She is being held on $100,000 bail, according to police.
McIver was charged with the same crimes in September, according to the statement; and he, too, remains in police custody - though it was unclear Wednesday what amount had been set for his bail.
The state's child protective services agency visited the couple's home and allegedly discovered that "multiple individuals lived at the residence and everyone was using heroin," according to prosecutors.
Rat droppings and drug needles were also found at the home, according to KIRO7, citing court documents.
They made a determination that abuse and neglect of the children had occurred," prosecutors said. "They noted marks, cuts, and bruises on one of the children's bodies. They also noted the bruises appeared to be injection marks with bruising.