The division of the “haves” and the “have-nots” could not have been more starkly revealed in Carson City. A family with two young children were homeless and couldn’t find shelter – they said. So they proceeded to take over a large area of a tunnel off North Carson Street.
Sheriff’s Deputies found out about it and went over to the tunnel to talk with the woman, her husband and their children who had set up two tents and some food preparation equipment inside the tunnel. Mother of the two children, Bobbi White, 41, said they couldn’t find a place to stay while waiting for housing so they settled for a tunnel.
Deputies took inventory of the situation and discovered that the family was living in a hazardous environment – filth all around, feces, urine and remnants of what the deputies determined to be illegal drugs. Ms. White admitted to taking drugs and said her husband smoked drugs but not around the children.
Deputies say that they took Ms. White into custody and put her in jail while Child and Family Services gathered up the kids who were put into protective custody. No word on the whereabouts of the husband.