Women accused of selling drugs from Worcester apartment in court

Two women accused of selling drugs out of a filthy apartment in Worcester were arraigned in court Monday.

Sheyla Montalvo and her friend Natasha Riley-Murphy were allegedly trafficking and selling heroin and opium out of their apartment on King Street. The two women were arrested after police said they found three young children in the apartment officers described as deplorable.

Police said the apartment was in complete disarray and full of garbage. According to prosecutors, the floors were covered in animal feces and police found the apartment infested with mice.

Police said they found pills and other drugs in the apartment, along with cash. The conditions in the apartment were so bad, the children were placed in DCF custody. 
Outside of court, Montalvo told reporters that she is a good mother and she did not sell drugs. "All I have to say is that I love my kids, I’m going to get them back and prove my innocence and I’m going to prove everyone wrong," said Montalvo.

Prosecutors said more charges are pending. Both women are due back in court later this month.

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