FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Deerfield Beach couple was arrested after their children were found living in deplorable conditions in a drug filled apartment.
Brooks Nunez, 23, and Arantxa Lipsky, 24, face a number of charges including drug possession and child neglect.
Broward sheriff’s deputies were called to the couple’s apartment at 627 Anderson Circle to check out reports of a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they could hear a man and woman yelling at each other inside one of the units.
When they went to knock on the door, Lipsky opened it suddenly appeared to be leaving. The deputies noted in their report that she was upset and crying.
After making sure the two young children in the apartment were safe, deputies tried to calm down Lipsky and Nunez who they said were still yelling at each other.
Lipsky told the deputies that Nunez had gotten upset after he found pictures of her on her cell phone and he thought she was sending them to some other guy. She said he forgot that she had taken them and sent them to him about a month ago.
Deputies noted that there were dirty diapers strewn about the apartment and dirty dishes piled high on the kitchen counters and on the floor. Open tampons were were also on the floor. Nunez reportedly told deputies the children liked to play with them because they thought they were toys.
As for the children’s toys, they were small and some presented a choking hazard, according to the arrest affidavit. Deputies also found dirty and clean clothes on the floor while the bed sheets were ripped and had dry blood on them.
Deputies found 61 grams of marijuana in the apartment along with four grams of cocaine, according to the report, which were packaged for sale. They noted they were within easy reach of the couple’s children.
Nunez and Lipsky were taken into custody and the state was called in to take custody of their children.