Couple Arrested for Child Neglect

A search warrant landed a Clay County couple in jail for Child Neglect and Possession of Drugs on December 7th. According to police they conducted a search warrant on a Clay County residence and found several items that indicated that the couple participated in the distribution of drugs. Officials also determined that the home was unfit for the two small children living in the household due to finding animal feces, exposed wires, water puddling on the outside of a bathroom door, cockroaches crawling on the furniture, dishes and clothes. The two small children in the house were taken by the Department of Child Services. Arrested were 41 year old William Mealey and 33 year old Jessica Hollifield for Dealing Synthetic Drugs, Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana and Child Neglect. Both individuals are being held at the Clay County Jail with a bond of $7,000.

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