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Report: Needles, paraphernalia found in child's dresser; kids removed

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Derrick Fling (Source: York County Sheriff's Office) Derrick Fling (Source: York County Sheriff's Office)
ROCK HILL, SC (WBTV) -

A call to police for possible domestic violence ended with two children being removed from their home after deputies found needles and other drug paraphernalia hidden under clothing in a child's dresser.

According to a York County Sheriff's Office report, deputies were called to a home along the 1200 block of Spratt Street on Thursday night.

Deputies were dispatched to check on 34-year-old Denise Fling after allegations of a physical altercation with her 24-year-old husband Derrick.

When deputies were at the home they located a prescription bottle with marijuana in Derrick's front pocket, according to the report, and a pack of unused syringes in his other pocket.  He told deputies that the pot belonged to a friends and that he used the syringes to inject drugs.

Deputies searched the home and found used syringes along with spoons that had burn marks on the back with a residue on them.  According to the report, the needles and spoons were found in "the top drawer of a dresser that contained children's under clothing."

Deputies noted that the living conditions in the home were "sub standard" and contacted the Department of Social Services.

The report notes that Derrick and Denise had restraining orders against one another and there was another keeping Derrick from the children. Denise told deputies that she allowed him to move back into the home, despite the orders.

The children, ages 4 and 5, were taken into custody of DSS. Officials couldn't find a suitable family member to place the children with, so they were taken into protective custody.

An investigation is under to determine what types of drug were being used with the syringes.

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