Investigators say the boy also told them Heth and Hammond would sell their food stamps for drugs.
Police: Couple left kids alone to buy crack
May 5, 2009 (HAMMOND, Ind.) The Lake County Sheriff's Department says Pamela Jo Heth and Ralph Hammond, of Rensselaer, left Heth's children in a Hammond motel for four hours with no food or money. Her 15-year-old son called police. The youngest child is 5 years old.