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Two Post Falls children in protective custody

A toddler and an infant were in protective custody Tuesday after Post Falls police discovered weapons and drugs within the little hands’ reach inside the home.

Police seized pills, small amounts of marijuana and cocaine and 15 marijuana pipes from the home in the 200 block of East Second, said Post Falls police Lt. Pat Knight.

Kenneth Stone, 24, and Samantha Kyle, 19, both of Post Falls, were arrested Monday, Knight said. Each was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and injury to a child, all misdemeanors. Stone received an additional charge of felony possession of a controlled substance.

Their arrests resulted from an early Monday visit to Stone’s home, where he operates a tattoo business.

A fight, people screaming and gunshots fired were reported about 5 a.m., Knight said. Only loud music was heard when police arrived. When the door to the home was opened, police could smell marijuana. The 1½-year-old and infant boys, Kyle’s children, were in one of the bedrooms.

A search of the home revealed drug paraphernalia in the bedroom with the children, Knight said. Drugs were within the kids’ reach, and children’s toys were located next to two large knives and ammunition. A fully loaded pistol was found on a living room table.

Kyle recently moved into the home and was apparently helping Stone with his tattoo business, Knight said. She recently divorced a man she told police was a meth addict.

Neither Kyle nor Stone has a criminal history.

The children will remain in protective custody until the case has gone through the courts, officials said.

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