An Oklahoma mother of 12 has been arrested after officers found her and four of her children living in a home with no running water, feces and trash everywhere, no sleeping area, and drugs buried in the backyard.
Department of Human Services officials arrived at the Tulsa residence Wednesday and took custody of four children, ages 8, 9, 12 and 14.
Kodi Faircloth, 38, was arrested Thursday after officers searched the home and found what appeared to be human feces and garbage everywhere, Tulsa World reported.
Faircloth is accused of neglecting her children and providing them with inadequate shelter. The home also had exposed wiring and a collapsing ceiling, according to an affidavit.
Mattresses were found in the yard and Faircloth told officers she had thrown them out about three months prior because they were infested with bed bugs.
The children told police that a box of drugs was buried in the yard. Among those drugs was methamphetamine, according to reports.
Authorities could not verify the location or custody agreements for Faircloth’s other eight children. She is also pregnant with another child, Tulsa police Detective Aubrey Thompson, who is leading the investigation, said.
Faircloth's kids have been in and out of state custody multiple times, according to an affadavit for the search warrant. She has a history of child neglect allegations and has had at least 33 DHS referrals and investigations. She was arrested in 2013 on charges of violating the Compulsory Education Act, which requires parents to provide their children with some means of education. Those charges remain unresolved.
Faircloth recently bragged on Facebook that her 12-year-old son has a 13-year-old girlfriend with a baby boy.
She is currently being held at Tulsa Jail on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Koco reported.
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