The statement of charges against Hampstead residents John J. Roberts, 49 and Laura S. Filler, 55, describe in detail disgusting conditions. “All the dogs were living in the most extreme of filth. There was very little space and no area that was not covered in the raw sewage type material. There was no potable water and it appeared that the dogs had been drinking the thick liquid sewage,” the statement said. The accused, presumed innocent, will be able to respond to the charges (their preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 3) and the case will work its way through the system.