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Buford couple charged with leaving 5-month-old home alone

Kelly Griffin and Sean Griffin Kelly Griffin and Sean Griffin
BUFORD, GA (CBS46) -

A Buford couple is in the Gwinnett County Jail facing charges that include cruelty to children.

According to the police report, a neighbor noticed Kelly Griffin stumbling as she and her husband, Sean Griffin, left their home on Sardis Ridge Court on March 22.

Shortly thereafter, Gwinnett County police were called to the home.

Police noticed the front door was open and they could hear a child crying inside.

An officer said once he entered the house, he noticed a 5-month-old baby girl on a little play mat in the middle of the floor, crying.

A neighbor, who didn't want to be identified, told CBS Atlanta News, "It's a sad, sad situation."

Her eyes started to tear up.

The officer said the home was in disarray, with clothing strewn about the house and lots of clutter.

A different officer went looking for the parents at the elementary school where Kelly Griffin's two older daughter attend classes.

He spotted Sean Griffin there sitting inside the couple's SUV.

The officer told CBS Atlanta News, Sean Griffin told him the baby was inside the school with his wife. Shortly after, Kelly Griffin told the officer, the baby was in the SUV with her husband.

Investigators said both parents seemed to be out of it. And that Kelly Griffin had Xanax pills inside her purse that were not in the original prescription bottle.

The couple was arrested and taken to the Gwinnett County Jail.

One officer reported that couple argued on the way to jail, about who left the baby in the house. He said they never asked the how the baby was doing.

Kelly and Sean Griffin both face cruelty to children and drug charges.

Police said all three children are in the care of family members.

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