COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP -- Authorities arrested three people for drugs and weapons after searching a cockroach-infested apartment in Pocono Summit, which was also home to eight children.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police found filth, drugs, and a weapon inside an apartment on Summit Avenue Tuesday. Officers were serving a search warrant as part of an investigation into a home invasion.
"As we were moving some stuff in, I noticed a bunch of police cars over there and I saw them taking some people away in handcuffs," said Daniel Tartaglione of Pocono Summit.
Dwyane Mungo, Rasheen Simmons, and Zugeil Maldonado were all arrested. Officers found a slew of drugs, a cockroach infestation, and eight children inside the apartment.
"Crack cocaine, powder cocaine, packaging material, scales that were actually located in the area of the kitchen where the children had access to," said Pocono Mountain Regional Police Lt. Steven Williams.
An eviction notice was taped to the front door, and kid car seats and strollers were scattered across the front stairs. Police say the suspects used the oven to heat the apartment.
The owner of Mike's Auto Body and Glass Shop in Pocono Summit said he knew the three suspects.
"I'm a parent, and I would never put my kids through that, so if they were doing something they weren't supposed to be doing. I'm glad they got caught," said Michael Schoonover, Owner of Mike's Auto Body and Glass Shop. "I do see a lot of cars going in and out of there. I see a lot of people standing on their side of the parking lot."
Neighbors are relieved police are now investigating.
"Typically during a robbery investigations or home invasions, there`s usually more to it than just the actual theft or the force used," said Lt. Williams.
Mungo, Simmons, and Maldonado remain locked up in Monroe county and are scheduled to be in court later this month.