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Hank, Lisa Croslin Arrested for Cocaine in Palatka

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Hank and Lisa Croslin

PALATKA, Fla. -- The parents of Misty Croslin have been arrested for charges similar to those that landed their daughter in jail in January.

Hank and Lisa Croslin were arrested Friday night for purchasing cocaine from an undercover agent, according to Assistant Police Chief James Griffith with the Palatka Police Department.

Police say a house on Bronson Street in Palatka is a known drug house.  Friday -- an undercover police officer posed as a drug dealer there.

Griffith said the first people who approached the house to buy drugs were Hank and Lisa Croslin.

"The man got out of the vehicle, went up, made contact with the undercover officer, bought 20 dollars worth of crack cocaine, got back in the car and they drove off," Griffith explained.

Lisa Croslin and Hank Croslin Sr. are the parents of Misty Croslin, the last person to reportedly see Haleigh Cummings before she disappeared in February 2009. 

While Lisa Croslin did not buy the drugs, she and her husband were both arrested just down the road.

"Based on some statements she made, she knew the purchase was taking place and she actually admitted to throwing the crack cocaine out the window trying to dispose of it as officers made a traffic stop," Griffith said. 

They each face charges of cocaine purchase and violation of probation stemming from previous, unrelated arrests.

Police said it seems the Croslins know where to get drugs.

Griffith said, "It would appear based on how this purchase took place, that they would have been to this house and purchased drugs before or had information that drugs were sold there."

Hank Sr. and Lisa Croslin are being held on $5,004 bond.

Misty Croslin, her former husband Ronald Cummings, and three other people were arrested in January in a drug bust.

Now Misty's mother, father, and brother are all in the Putnam County Jail.

Misty Croslin's trial is set to begin in late August, and attorneys for Cummings are still working on a potential plea agreement in his case.

Cummings' daughter Haleigh has been the subject of an Amber Alert since Feb. 2009.  She was last seen by Misty Croslin, who was watching her the night she vanished.

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