Children Found Inside Suspected Drug House In Mansfield


UPDATED: Friday March 29, 2013 8:43 AM

Three people were arrested when police raided a suspected drug house in Mansfield.

Neighbors had complained about the Woodland Avenue House.  Police, with the assistance of ASORT, served a warrant on the house, sending the suspects running.

When police arrived, Michael James took off out the back door, leaving his two young daughters behind.  Police chased him to the backyard and tackled him to the ground.  At that time, a loaded gun fell out of his pocket.

Two other men, Anthony Delashmitt and Robert Ringold, were arrested inside the house.

Investigators searching the house found two pounds of marijuana, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, several weapons, and $9,000.  They also uncovered a marijuana grow operation in the basement.  Police told 10TV nearly all the drugs were accessible to the children.

All three men were facing several charges including, drug trafficking, possession, and child endangerment.

One of the women living in the house, Amanda Oliver, was also charged with child endangerment.

The two children were released to a family member by Children Services. Two pit bulls were also removed by the Dog Warden's Office.

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