GREENVILLE – Two Greenville County residents have been arrested and charged with illegal neglect of a child after authorities found eight poisonous snakes in their home.

Sheriff’s deputies say 28-year-old Charles Daniel Dutton and 25-year-old Rebecca Dutton did not have a license, permit or certificates authorizing them to have the snakes.

Arrest warrants state the couple also did not have proper housing for the snakes.

Authorities say the couple’s 3-year-old and 2-month-old children were endangered.

The snakes have been taken by animal control officers.

It was not clear if the couple has an attorney.