HARTLAND TOWNSHIP (AP) – A Michigan couple living in a trash-filled trailer have been released from jail after prosecutors refused to issue a warrant for neglect charges involving their four children – ages 5, 11, 12 and 15.

Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte says jailers freed the 42-year-old man and 33-year-old woman Monday, several hours after they were arrested at their Hartland Township home, northwest of Detroit.

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Deputies answering a neighbor’s complaint about 1 a.m. found wine and beer bottles and other garbage filling the trailer’s floor and countertops. Authorities say food in the refrigerator was spoiled, fast food boxes covered holes in the wall.

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Bugs and a mouse were seen inside the home.

Bezotte says prosecutors believe state child protective services should handle the case. The children are in protective custody.

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