A Monroe County couple is facing charges after police found them and their children living in unsanitary conditions and drug paraphernalia in the residence.

State police at Lehighton said about 8:57 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 17, troopers were called to 9 Tiffany Court, in Kunkletown, Polk Township, by members of the Monroe County Children & Youth (MCCY) agency. Upon arrival troopers were told by MCCY personnel that they were at the residence of Eric Scott Teitelbaum, 36, and Jamie Madeline Teitelbaum, 30, to conduct a welfare check of the children and to check the status of the living conditions. Personnel said the couple were home but did not answer the door. Troopers made contact with the two and were granted permission to enter the home.

Once inside it was determined the home was not fit for human or animal habitation due to unsanitary conditions. Multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia and three large knives were found in plain view and in an accessible reach of small children in the home. The couple then granted troopers permission to search the home and found was more pieces of drug paraphernalia.

The children were taken into custody by MCCY personnel and state SPCA was contacted and later seized two dogs and multiple cats from the residence. The Monroe County Department of Health was also notified due to the unsanitary conditions.

The couple is being charged with endangering the welfare of children, possession of prohibited weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia.