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Two accused of drug use around children

Two Little Colley residents have been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after police found drugs and several syringes Tuesday inside a home where two children also live .

Wendy L. Riley, a 31-year-old mother of a five-year-old and a nine-year-old, admitted to police that intravenous drug use took place inside the home located at 2123 Highway 1148, according to Lt. Brian Damron of the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department.

Riley and Randy G. Amburgey II, 27, both admitted to using the drugs. Amburgey told police that he used the drugs just to party with, according to information from a citation.

Police also found a substance believed to be Suboxone located on the bottom of soft drink cans used for shooting up, according to the citation.

Police obtained a search warrant September 9 after receiving several complaints of drug trafficking activity taking place at Amburgey’s residence.

The children were at school when police searched the home. After Social Services was contacted, the children were removed from the home and placed with a relative.

Amburgey and Riley were both charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia. Both were placed in the Letcher County Jail.

Kentucky State Police assisted with the case. Damron has charge of the investigation.

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