(Bartlett, TN) Three young children’s lives were put in danger while police said their mother was passed out on drugs.
The kids were running around a motel parking lot near a busy highway.
Motel 6 will leave the lights on for you, but the woman who was staying in room 249 is taking the spotlight.
“Police knocked on my door roughly about 2:30 in the morning,” Darin Lindman said.
Police were looking for two children seen wandering around outside the motel alone.
“It is it’s wrong,” Lindman said. “It shouldn’t happen.”
Officers found the children’s mother, 23-year-old Cassie Walker, passed out on the bed, high on drugs.
Walker told police: “I took three whole Xanax bars before I went to sleep.”
“I don’t know how I feel about that. There’s no words to describe it,” Lindman said.
The police report described a horrific scene with pills and knives left out in the open for her children to easily get a hold of.
“You hate to hear about child neglect. Basically that’s what it is,” Juan Wiamson, father of four, told WREG.
Wiamson was in the area on Friday when he heard about what happened. He said Walker needs to take responsibility for her actions.
“You wish the parents would just stand up and be parents,” Wiamson explained.
Walker was taken away and put in jail.
“Basically you can’t do anything but pray,” Wiamson explained. “As a community we should reach out more, educate more.”
Lindman said she is getting exactly what she deserves.
“Never have children again and I hope you don’t have the ones you have now,” he said.
All three children are safe and now in the custody of the Department of Child Services.
Walker is expected in court on Monday.