Drugs, Guns Found In Home With Children

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

A woman has been booked on child neglect and drug charges after a warrant was served on her Omaha home. Two men were also cited.

Officers who issued the warrant near North 33rd Avenue and Erskine Street around 9:20 p.m. on July 12th found marijuana, methamphetamine, drug equipment and packaging, a rifle and a revolver within view and reach of three children, ages 4, 7 and 16.

Thirty-eight-year-old Melissa Gatus faces charges of child neglect and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver.

Thirty-eight-year-old Sean Fleming of Omaha was cited for possession of marijuana, less than an ounce, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Thirty-seven-year-old Joe Grimaldo of Omaha was cited for possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.

The children were released to the custody of their father, who did not live at the house.

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