Salem police say detectives serving a search warrant involving a child pornography investigation found two adults and four children living in unfit conditions.

Lt. Jim Anglemier says investigators today found two dozen poodles running loose or in cages, some near death. Eight puppies were found dead in a freezer.

Anglemier says trash was strewn throughout the place and dog feces were caked on the floor, beds and clothes. The odor was so strong, that some detectives needed to wear breathing respirators.

Kevin Lee Deal and his wife, Sarah Deal, were charged with animal neglect and criminal mistreatment. Their two children and two other children who live there were taken into protective custody.

Anglemier says the child pornography investigation is continuing.