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HOLLYWOOD, Md. (WUSA9) -- Four children were removed from a home drug operation in Maryland by Child Protective Services and their guardians are facing numerous drug-related charges.

William Russell Hobbs, 26, and Karen Lynn Dale, 28, were arrested following a several month investigation into drug activity and possible distribution from a Hollywood, Md., residence, according to police.

During the execution of a search warrant, heroin, syringes, marijuana, a digital scale with heroin residue and cocaine, related paraphernalia, a loaded rifle and a cellular phone were recovered. Due to the condition of the home, four children between the age of 9 months and 10 years old were removed.

The two suspects were arrested and additional charges are pending a review with State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz.

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