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Parents Charged With Child Abuse After Live Grenade, Drugs Found In Burbank Home

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Two Burbank parents are facing a number of charges, including child abuse, after police found a live grenade, heroin and methamphetamine in their home that they share with their young son. Peter Jacquin and Deborah Charves, both 44, were arrested last Thursday after police found drugs and a grenade in their home in the 2000 block of North Frederic Street, according to Burbank Leader. Officers said that all the contraband was within reach of the couple's 10-year-old son.

About two weeks ago, investigators spotted Jacquin in a parking lot near his home and suspected he was dealing drugs. They then served a search warrant to the couple's home where they spotted drugs out in the open. They also noted that the house was a mess with dirty dishes and clothes scattered about. The grenade was found in a drawer.

Both were each charged yesterday with two felony counts of possession for sale of a controlled substance, one felony count of possession of a destructive device, and child abuse. They both pleaded not guilty. If convicted, Jacquin faces up to 10 years and 6 months and Charves up to 8 and 4 months in prison years. Their bail has been set at $155,000 and $130,000, respectively, and they will next appear in court on November 3, according to KTLA.

Their son has been taken into protective custody.