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On Aug. 24, at approximately 6:30 a.m., members of the Evanston Police Department’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team (N.E.T.), executed a narcotic related search warrant at 540 Hinman Ave., #1, in Evanston, said Commander Tom Guenther, public information officer of the Evanston Police Department. The NET detectives, along with the Evanston police canine unit, conducted a systematic search of the premises, and recovered drugs that field tested as methylenedioxymethamphetine – commonly refereed to as ecstasy, said the Commander.
During the search, N.E.T. Detectives observed that the residence was in complete disarray, with garbage and half-eaten food lying about the apartment, said the Commander. There was also a noted infestation of multiple varieties of insects throughout the residence and spoiled food in the refrigerator, he said.
The N.E.T. Detectives contacted Evanston Police Juvenile Detectives, Evanston Division of Property Standards and the Evanston Health Department. Subsequent joint investigations by these agencies resulted in three children being taken to a local hospital for evaluation and the offenders’ residence being deemed unfit for human occupancy, said the Commander.
A 29-year old man and a 29-year old woman were arrested. Charges have been approved against the man for felony possession of an unlawful possession of a controlled substance. Charges have been approved against both the man and woman for three misdemeanor counts of endangering the life of a child and neglect of a child.