Lincoln Police Take 2 Girls into State Custody

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Police say a Lincoln mom who is suspected of using illegal drugs taught her 4-year-old daughter not to talk to officers without a lawyer.

Authorities say 28-year-old Lindsey Ahrends quizzed her younger daughter about her Miranda rights last Friday while police were searching their home.

Ahrends praised her daughter and gave her a kiss for her answer.

Officers found more than 30 syringes throughout the home and a couple knives were accessible to Ahrends' 4- and 5-year-old daughters.

Police cited Ahrends and the girls' father, David Notaro, on suspicion of child neglect and took the two girls into state custody.

Ahrends and Notaro may face additional charges once the syringes are tested for residue of methamphetamine or other drugs.