Cops: Kids removed from LI drug house

May 9, 2008 8:15:16 PM PDT
A Long Island couple was arrested Friday after police say they were found under the influence of drugs with their two young boys roaming their house among hundreds of uncapped hypodermic needles. Suffolk County police were called to the Rocky Point home around 3 p.m. after receiving a tip regarding possible animal abuse. Upon arrival, the officers reportedly found a dog in a 3-foot by 2-foot cage, without water and sitting in its own filth. Looking through a window into the home, officers say they observed a 4-year-old boy naked and 2-year-old boy wearing a dirty diaper.

Authorities say officers entered the home and found the boys' father, 24-year-old Jeffrey Littlefield, who allegedly stumbed to the floor when he approached the officer. After interviewing the father, the boys mother, 23-year-old Heather Littlefield, was found unconscious in the bedroom. Both parents were under the influence of drugs, police said.

Police say more than 200 used and uncapped hypodermic needles, and at least one hypodermic needle loaded with drugs were found in the home. The needles were allegedly found in virtually every room in the house. Also confiscated was drug paraphernalia, used glassine bags, several knives and two rifles with ammunition, authorities said.

Heather and Jeffrey Littlefield were both charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of hypodermic needles and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

The children are in the care of Child Protective Services.