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Sheriff's Office shuts down meth lab in Putnam County

9:34 AM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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WILLIE RAY HEATH

PALATKA, Fla. -- Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies serving a search warrant shut down drug house Thursday.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant to a residence on the 100 block of Kane Road, according to a release from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

The search warrant followed a month long investigation into the owner of the home, who is accused of manufacturing and selling methamphetamine at his residence.

Law Enforcement Officers from the Sheriff's Office and Florida Highway Patrol along with Putnam County Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the residence at 11:45 a.m. to execute the warrant, the release detailed.

Nine adults and two small children were allegedly found inside the house, as well as in a camper home on the property. The two young children, who were two and four years of age, were released into the custody of Florida Department of Children and Families Services Child Protective Investigators, according to the PCSO.

Detectives also allegedly located a used meth lab, chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine, processed methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the home.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office Meth Lab Response Team was called to the scene to clear the home of highly volatile chemicals involved in the manufacturing of meth.

All nine adults were arrested and booked into the county jail.

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