A couple faces charges after police say their three young children were found living among a marijuana grow, with a butane hash oil extractor within easy reach.
The children were found during a welfare check late Thursday morning.
According to Springs police, officers were sent to the apartment on the 4300 block of E. Pikes Peak just after 11 a.m. A family of five, including three children under the age of 7, lived in the apartment. Police have not said what prompted the welfare check.
Once there, they found a homemade butane hash oil extractor in the living room, right where the kids could get to it. Police say they also found what they suspect are marijuana and hash oil in the living room. In the basement, officers say they found a marijuana grow.
An Explosive Ordinance Disposal team checked out the hash oil extractor and deemed it safe. Department of Human Services also responded.
The children's mother has been served a misdemeanor summons for child abuse. Officers are seeking an arrest warrant for the father.