INTERLACHEN — An Interlachen man was arrested Monday on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, Putnam County deputies said.
Deputies were called to 111 Jackson Terrace in Interlachen on a report of a suspicious man hiding in the back yard.
Deputies said they met with a 27-year-old man who was found by the homeowner hiding in the bushes. The man told deputies he had been at 123 Jackson Terrace on Sunday night smoking methamphetamine, deputies said. He said a man named Danny and his brother, Adam, who both live at the home, were cooking methamphetamine, deputies said.
The man also told deputies that two children were in the home while the drugs were being manufactured.
Deputies went to 123 Jackson Terrace and met with the homeowner, Danny Grimm. They said Grimm had recently manufactured methamphetamine at the home, and while manufacturing the drugs, two children ages 8 and 13, were inside the home.
Grimm, 36, was arrested and booked into the Putnam County Jail on charges of manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals, two counts of child abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bail was set at $7,520.
As a precaution, the children were taken to the Putnam Community Medical Center, deputies said. After being medically cleared, they were released into the custody of the Department of Children and Families, deputies said.