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Woman’s children found in motel with meth pipe

A 27-year-old Spokane woman is in jail facing child endangerment charges after police found her two sons, aged 1 and 6, in a motel room with a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.

Ashley Fry was arrested earlier this month after an employee of a southwest Spokane motel called police and said there were two boys complaining of hunger in one of the rooms. Police discovered Fry’s sons in lurid conditions, left in a room with only “smashed donuts” to eat, towels covered in human waste and a fast food bag with the pipe inside.

The older son told the employee he was watching his brother. Fry was 8 months pregnant, and the boy said he thought she’d left to have the baby. They hadn’t eaten in a day, he said, and he hadn’t attended school because the family “moved around a lot.”

Child Protective Services were aware of the case, but told police they’d lost contact with the family. Fry is being held on $20,000 bond.

The two boys have been placed in foster care, according to court documents.

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