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3 arrested in Putnam Co. meth lab bust

2 children removed from home

Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Alucia Hill, William Dean and Joseph Musial

HOLLISTER, Fla. – The Putnam County Sheriff's Office drug and vice unit arrested two men and a woman Tuesday in a meth lab bust.

Investigators were called to the 100 block of Tiki Court after getting a tip about a meth lab.

Alucia Hill, William Dean and Joseph Musial were arrested on meth charges. Hill was also charged with child abuse.

Investigators said Hill, the property owner, gave them consent to search the home, where they found methamphetamine, syringes, digital scales and other types of drug paraphernalia.

During the search of the property, investigators said they found an active meth lab in a wooded area near the home.

There were two small children at the home, and the meth lab was set up about 10 feet from the children's play area, investigators said.

All three suspects were being held in the Putnam County Jail without bail.

The Department of Children and Families was notified and instructed deputies to release the children to a responsible family member. DCF was investigating.