Deputies with the warrant team were looking for their parents, and when they finally got an answer at the house, they found a random couple inside. The children -- a 16-year-old and 5-year-old twins -- were in a bedroom surrounded by rotting food, garbage and marijuana bongs on the floor.
Police said they were too afraid to come out.
"They didn't look like they showered a lot," Gagliardi said. "But that was just my personal opinion, but they were good kids. The oldest one I don't think ever went to school. I never seen him with a book bag."
The teenager allegedly told police he didn’t know where the parents were and that the children hadn’t bathed in a week and hadn’t left the room for days. He even hid valuables so the couple in their house didn't steal them.
When deputies finally tracked down the parents, Ryan Mason and Destiny Stamps, they found them at a house in Latrobe. A witness told police they had been on the run for a while so police couldn’t find them.
"I don't know if they were trying to avoid us, more of them supporting some sort of habit they have," said Sheriff Jon Held.
Latrobe police will be filing more charges against the parents for alleged possession of methamphetamine. The children are now in the custody of Children and Youth Services.