Harvey Couple Arrested, Four Children Found Living in Filth

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Two Harvey residents have been charged with being a part of a meth ring in Wells County operated by Alexander Lail. 
Stephen Kelly and Mallory Schaeffer were arrested yesterday at a residence in Harvey where four children, ages one through 6, were living in filth.

Officers executing a search warrant said the children were covered in dirt and grime so thick that, “you could barely tell that they had feet.”

Kelly and Schaeffer were charged this afternoon with felonies related to the sale and delivery of meth, plus child neglect.
Stephen Kelly was charged with a total of eight felonies and six misdemeanors.
Mallory Schaeffer if facing seven felony charges and six misdemeanors.

In searching the couple’s residence, the sheriff called in health officials who declared the property a dangerous building and a public nuisance and said it contained rotting food and piles of debris.
Court documents say Schaeffer admitted she has been continally using drugs even though she believes she is four months pregnant.

Schaeffer and Kelly are being held in the Heart of America Correctional Center in Rugby.
Investigators says the pair were part of the drug ring operated by Alexander Lail, who is awaiting sentencing on eleven felonies in Wells County.
 

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