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PLEASANT GROVE — Pleasant Grove police serving a search warrant found a child left alone in a house with insects, pornography and a shotgun shell.
The Daily Herald reports police officers went to serve a search warrant Friday at the home of Nathan Beers. When they arrived, a young child opened the door and told police her parents were at the grocery store.
As police entered the home to look around, a mess of flies and insects also greeted officers. Police also found stacks of pornography easily accessible to children, and shotgun shells in an infant's bassinet.
The child's mother, Chantell Beers, returned home shortly after that. Police later found Nathan Beers hiding in a neighbor's yard. He told investigators he hid because he didn't want to face another drug charge.
After talking to Beers, investigators said he had a meth pipe "in his motor home that he uses to smoke crystal methamphetamine."
According to documents from the Utah County Sheriff's Office Corrections Bureau, Beers already had a history of theft and driving on a suspended license.
He remains in the Utah County Jail and now faces charges of obstruction of justice, possessing drug paraphernalia and child neglect.
Police have removed the children from the home.