ALTURAS, Modoc County (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say the parents of two boys found inside cages bolted to a bedroom wall have been arrested for child endangerment among other charges.

Modoc County Sheriff Tex Dowdy said Tuesday deputies arrested 25-year-old Ramon Zendejas and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Mercadies Williams on Friday after deputies found the boys in the cages.

Children kept in wooden cages in child endangerment case (Modoc County Sheriff)

Dowdy says deputies went to the home in Tulelake to execute a search warrant for illegal firearms when they found the two twin boys, both under two years old, inside two cribs that were stacked on top of each other and attached to the wall.

He says deputies also found three guns, ammunition and evidence of a butane honey oil lab and methamphetamines.

The boys were turned over to social services and Zendejas and Williams were arrested on illegal firearms possession and child endangerment charges.

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