Mother arrested on neglect charges

Indianapolis police arrested a 27-year-old mother on neglect, drug and intoxication charges after her 4-year-old daughter was rushed to the hospital. Neighbors in the 1400 block of Knox Street reported Mindy Stephens staggering in the street and pounding on doors and windows at about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Police found two 7-year-old girls and the 4-year-old living in hot, dirty and unhealthy conditions. The 4-year old was unconscious, pale, feverish and drenched with sweat. She was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said the home was strewn with dog feces, bugs, vomit and urine. The girls were placed in protective custody.

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