Dirty house leads to charge against mother

Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck woman is charged with felony child abuse or neglect and her three children are in protective custody after authorities say they found her home so cluttered it was difficult to walk through.

Police say they found soiled clothing, food, garbage, broken glass, knives and scissors on the floor at the home of 29-year-old Sarah Crabtree, who also faces unrelated drug charges.

A judge set Crabtree's bond at $3,000 and prohibited her from having contact with her children, ages 6, 4 and 3. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Crabtree said in court she plans to enter drug treatment.