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Mother accused of neglecting children, living in squalor

LAWTON, Okla._A Lawton woman, accused of raising her children in squalor, is now behind bars.

Police say a family member tipped them off that 33-year-old Misty Lucas was neglecting her two children, raising them in a dirty apartment with little to no food to eat. Neighbors claim Lucas let her children play outside unsupervised, and that the children often went to nearby houses to ask for food.

When police arrived at Lucas' apartment, they say she refused to let them in and yelled at them from behind the door. Officers ran a check on Lucas and found she had an outstanding warrant from Stephens County, at which point they arrested her.

The children are currently in the care of their paternal grandmother until DHS holds a judicial hearing to determine their fate.

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