SCHNEIDER, Ind. -- (WGN) -- The father of two Indiana boys who drowned in the Kankakee River was officially charged Thursday and admitted to using drugs.
Eric Patillo, 34, was charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death. Evan Patillo, 2, and Levi Patillo, 4, drowned Tuesday.
According to the affidavit, Patillo admitted to using heroin that morning and tested positive for opiates and THC.
“However, Eric Patillo did admit that he was the person responsible for watching his children while they were at the river and that he shouldn’t have been using heroin prior to watching them,” the affidavit states.