Deputies: Deltona woman arrested for cooking meth in presence of child

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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. —

Carlee Moore, 31, was arrested after Volusia County Sheriff's deputies said they caught her cooking methamphetamines in the presence of a 6-year-old child Friday night.

Deputies said a tipster led them to the Deltona house, where investigators then spent several hours clearing out the highly volatile chemicals found inside the residence.

According to deputies, when they arrived at the home, Moore and her mother denied the accusations, and the mother, who owns the home, said she wanted to file a complaint against the tipster for harassing them.

After the women invited deputies into the house, a search unveiled a wide assortment of meth-making materials, including bottles of liquid petroleum fuel, coffee filters, a container of salt, drain opener, an electric grinder, a lithium battery and numerous soda bottles coated inside with white residue, investigators said.

Deputies said they also located a small amount of marijuana and a plastic bottle containing approximately 65 grams of meth oil. They said most of the materials were found inside Moore's bedroom and outside her bedroom window.

According to investigators, the child was asleep on the living room couch when deputies first arrived. The boy's father was then called to the scene and was given custody of his son, authorities said.

Moore was arrested on criminal charges that included trafficking in methamphetamines, manufacturing methamphetamines with a child present, possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.