A 5-month-old baby was living in filthy conditions in a South Omaha apartment that was infested with cockroaches and where illegal drugs were present, police said.
Officers said marijuana was stored in a glass baby food jar on a bed and a marijuana pipe was on a table. Nearly 100 grams of the drug were found in the entertainment center.
Police were called to the apartment near 26th and D Streets on Saturday to check on the well-being of a child.
Roaches were crawling in every room and near the baby's crib, officers said. Dirty dishes and clothes were in piles in the apartment.
A 31-year-old man in the apartment told police he didn't think the home was sanitary enough for a child, according to court documents.
Sean V. Mahoney, who was arrested by police, told officers he had urged his girlfriend — the child's mother — to go to a homeless shelter when the roach problem worsened.
The 5-month-old boy was in daycare and his mother, 24, was at work when police searched the home. Child care providers said the baby was always clean and had baby formula and extra diapers, police said.
The baby was removed from his mother and placed in state custody. Police said the mother was ticketed on suspicion of child neglect.
Mahoney on Monday pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and was fined $300.
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