Two El Dorado County residents were arrested last week after authorities found them living in a shack with an infant.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a car parked on private property on Nov. 6, according to a department Facebook post. Deputies determined that Steven Izatt, 40, and Kelli Simmons, 26, had last used the vehicle, then found the couple living in a “dangerously unfit” storage shed with their 9-month-old child.
Further investigation of the shed turned up drug paraphernalia, and Simmons was later charged with attempting to bring a controlled substance into prison, while Izatt was allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance when arrested.
Each was also charged with willful cruelty to a child, obstructing a peace officer and possession of unlawful paraphernalia, and remain in El Dorado County Jail custody with bail set at $100,000 apiece. Izatt is also being charged with a probation violation.
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The child is in the custody of a responsible family member, according to the Sheriff’s Office.