2 Busted After 4 Kids Test Positive for Meth
The North Carolina children range in age from 4 to 12
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2016 10:00 AM CDT
Kimberly Lowery, left, and Nathan Vallini.   (McDowell County Sheriff's Office, via FOX Carolina)

(Newser) – A young North Carolina couple is in trouble with the law after the four children living with them were tested for drug use—and all four tests came back positive, FOX Carolina reports. Kimberly Dawn Lowery, 29, and Nathan Todd Vallini, 27, were arrested and slapped with four counts each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (a misdemeanor) in the case of the four kids, who range in age from 4 to 12. It's not clear from reports whose children they are, but a relative of one of the kids had reportedly filed a complaint about drugs at the residence, prompting a probe. Lowery and Vallini's next court date is April 25 in McDowell County, per FOX8. (These Florida parents apparently used drugs as an incentive for their kids to do chores.)