A four-year-old boy who authorities believe was living in a closet at a Houston-area home has tested positive for methamphetamine exposure and told investigators “his friends” were rats and roaches, according to an attorney representing the child’s interests. A Harris County judge Tuesday allowed child welfare officials to keep the boy in their temporary custody while the case remains under investigation. Attorney Rachel Leal-Hudson told Houston TV station KTRK the boy also told investigators he wasn’t allowed out of the closet for hours at a time. “His friends” were the “rats and roaches” that would visit him, Leal-Hudson said. Child welfare officials said he had previous drug convictions and until Tuesday had refused to submit to drug testing.
Source: Hindustan Times January 03, 2018 05:23 UTC