Boy, 4, found living in a tiny closet in meth-lab home

A four-year-old boy found living in a closet in a Texas home has tested positive for methamphetamine and told investigators his friends were the rats and roaches that would visit him. 

Police say they found the little boy when they raided the Houston-area home on December 20 because they believed meth was being made and sold there.

Investigators are not sure how long the boy was living at the home but he told them he wasn't allowed out of the closet for hours at a time. 

The four-year-old boy was found living in the tiny closet when police raided a home in Houston, Texas on December 20 because they believed meth was being made and sold there

The four-year-old boy was found living in the tiny closet when police raided a home in Houston, Texas on December 20 because they believed meth was being made and sold there

Attorney Rachel Leal-Hudson, who is representing the child's interests, said the boy believed his only friends were the 'rats and roaches'.

His mother April Burrier has been charged with endangering a child

His mother April Burrier has been charged with endangering a child

'He can articulate some things that are really shocking and surprising that tell us he was in there for a quite a length of time,' Leal-Hudson told KTRK.

'The detail on this case is very awful. This is a four-year-old child who has seen things an adult should not have seen.'

She said the child talked of sneaking away from the closet and that his punishment was being forced

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