Parents arrested after toddler left home with 8-year-old babysitter

EVANSVILLE, IN (WCMH/WEHT) — An Indiana couple faces neglect and drug charges after police say they left their two young children home alone.

Police say an eight-year-old told a school bus driver she was watching her one-year-old brother. They say the eight-year-old told the bus driver she sometimes watches her brother overnight while her parents are away.

Officers were called on Tuesday to an apartment on Cass Court.

There, police say they found marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and pills inside the apartment.

According to police, there was no food in the refrigerator and there was animal feces in the girl’s bedroom. The girl told police she only eats when she is at school, WFIE reported.

Officers arrested Cameron and Holly Reine both on charges of Possession of a Legend Drug/Anabolic Steroid, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, Hash Oil, Hashish, and Salvia, and Neglect of a Dependent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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