Seven children found in upstate meth lab

Published: Oct. 18, 2012 at 9:02 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2012 at 9:17 PM EDT
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Johnson, Arellano, Thomasson and Dees
Johnson, Arellano, Thomasson and Dees

GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WYFF) - Four people were arrested Wednesday when deputies found them running a meth lab in a home where there were seven children, two of whom are infants, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies charged 21-year-old Abigail Arellano, 31-year-old Alicia Nicole Dees, 37-year-old Gregg Lea Johnson and 21-year-old Michael O'Dell Thomasson with manufacturing methamphetamine, disposal of methamphetamine waste and the unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine in the presence of a minor child.

Deputies said at least five of seven children who live in the home on Garrison Road were present at the time of the arrests.

The Department of Social Services was called to the home.  The children were put in the custody of a family member.

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