HOBBS, N.M. - A Hobbs, New Mexico, mother had her children taken away from her on Mother's Day after officers say they found a despicable living situation.
Officers were called out to the home of Cassandra Ross on Sunday where they say they found knives, liquor bottles, trash and dirty clothes all over the home.
According to the criminal complaint, Ross admitted that she had been drinking.
Her eight year old child told officers that she and her 12-year-old brother often fend for themselves and take care of their infant sister.
Ross was arrested and her children were handed over to the state.