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county we first brought to you on wtva 9 news at four. three children test positive for drugs in two separate cases. now, a mother and grandparents are behind bars. wtva's shante sumpter joins us live in new albany with the latest. emily chief chris robertson tells me these are two heinous cases of child neglect they are dealing with. tonight all 3 charged are here in jail. he says it started on august 14 after they were notified by dhs. your obligation as an adult. your obligation as a parent is to protect your children. however, new albany police chief chris robertson says that's something grandparent's robert simmons and sherry darlean simmons .. and mother phiona lipe were not doing... the idea that we have two sets of children testingpositivefor narcotics is unacceptable and i intend to persecute them to the fullest. the chief says the simmon's had custody of their 11-year old grandchild, who tested postive for meth. in a separate case he says lipe's one-year-old and two- year-old tested positive for narcotics. one child for meth, the other for meth and marijuana. i feel for those kids right now. i feel we need to get them in a better home, counseling, so they don't end up on the streets. i think it's sad it's reallyreallysad. the17 year old father of the two kids may face charges as well. he will be presented at youth courtbecausehe's a minor. thegrandparents each have a 10,000 bond.lipe has a streets. i think it's sad it's reallyreallysad. the17 year old father of the two kids may face charges as well. he will be presented at youth courtbecausehe's a minor. thegrandparents each have a 10,000 bond.lipe has a 20,000 bond since she has two kids. again, all three children in custody of d-h-s. reporting from new albany, shante sumpter, wtva 9 news an