• Children removed from home filled with drugs, needles

    By: Lee Stoll


    TULALIP, Wash. - Police arresting people for smoking heroin were surprised to find two toddlers wrapped in dirty blankets and surrounded by drugs and needles.

    The Tulalip home is an eyesore from the street.  A dog was locked in a car, children’s toys were stuffed under the stairs and broken shades covered the windows.

    An 18-year-old girl who answered the door says she was home Thursday night when officers arrested her sister, 23-year-old Destiny Basinger and 31-year-old Seth Walsh.  Both were in detox at the Snohomish County Jail Friday afternoon and missed their court appearances.               

    According to court papers, Tulalip police could see the pair smoking heroin with a third person in a bedroom.

    We asked the teenager, "Are there any other children in the house?"

    "No, not right now, no," she said.

    We asked, "Is this a place where people do smoke heroin?"

    "No, I mean, they're not supposed to,” she answered.

    Officers found a 2-year-old and 4-year-old girl wrapped in blankets on the bedroom floor within reach of dirty needles and tin foil covered in drug residue.  Their blankets were covered in burns.  One girl was lying on a drug straw.

    We asked the teen, "Why were people smoking heroin around children?"

    "I don't know,” she said.

    Police say this is a known drug house where they’ve arrested people with warrants before. Viktoriya Lysova lives across the street with her eight siblings.

    "I feel sorry for them even though they're not my kids,” she said.

    There are so many people at the house, officers are still trying to figure out who are the parents of the two little girls.

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