Evanston police say two people have been arrested after officers found drugs inside an insect-infested apartment on Hinman Avenue.

540 Hinman Ave. (Cook County assessor’s office photo.)

Police Commander Tom Guenther says officers from the city’s Neighborhood Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at 540 Hinman Ave. #1 Tuesday morning and found a quantity of the drug ecstacy in the apartment.

They also found three children living in the apartment which officers said was in complete disarray, with garbage and half-eaten food lying about, spoiled food in the refrigerator and an “infestation of multiple varieties of insects.”

The two adults who lived in the apartment, Sean Brendan Larden, 29, and Melissa Logan Larden, 28, were arrested. Both face child neglect and endangerment charges and Sean Larden also faces a drug possession charge. They’re scheduled to appear in Skokie district court Sept. 13.

The three children were taken to a local hospital for evaluation, and city officials declared the apartment to be unfit for human occupancy.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Kids

    Grown folks who don’t take responsibilty for their kids should be punshed by having they kids taken away from them and never allowed to have contact again in life with them.

    1. The babies

      "POOR" has nothing to do with living like that. Cleanliness has nothing to do with being poor… UNLESS you are living in the streets.

      Please…I’m poor BUT I keep my apartment clean with a loaf of bread and a half gallon of milk in my fridge for my little boys – bug free!!! How do you get bugs in your fridge?

      What makes me sick is that Drug dealers have no purpose for drug dealing. To get more money…for what? Obviously NOT to feed or take care of the kids!!!

    2. Sounds like

      Sounds like the defensive response of a relative trying to excuse their own lack of taking responsibility in the welfare of these little children.

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