*A drug investigation in Riverside has led to the discovery of a 7-year-old living within full access to powerful narcotics, including Fentanyl, LSD and mushrooms, as well as several firearms kept in his home, according to Riverside police.
The boy was removed from the home and his father was arrested. [Full Story: Press Enterprise]
*A Joshua Tree couple is behind bars after authorities found three children living in a box. San Bernardino County deputies say they found the three children Wednesday living in a large plywood box under a trailer on the couple's property. The children are 11, 13 and 14 years old and had been forced to live in the box for four years. [ABC News]
According these children WERE NOT being held captive in a box; rather, the entire family was living in a very confined area
*On a related note…this arrest might remind you about the Turpin siblings, who were found trapped inside their Perris home in January. As it happens, a couple of months has made a world of difference for the 13 siblings. The most recent information is that seven adult siblings are doing well. Still at Corona Regional Medical Center and learning life skills, playing music and everyone’s staying in contact via Skype.
Their court-appointed attorney says some of the siblings are already dreaming of becoming doctors, nurses, scientists and even investigators! [Press Enterprise]
Expect moderate to heavy rain falling throughout the IE today and tomorrow AND snow in mountains. Be careful out there fam! [SB Sun]