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Hudson woman accused of leaving kids for drugs


Report: Woman left kids to smoke meth

Deputies arrested a woman Wednesday after, they say, she left two young children at home alone for almost three hours while she went to smoke crystal methamphetamine.

The children, ages 5 and 6, were dropped off by the school bus about 4:15 p.m. Nov. 12, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office report states. Their grandparents found them alone at 5:30 p.m. April Anne Musson, 29, arrived at the home at 7 p.m., the report states.

Musson told someone — the name is redacted from the report — she had been smoking meth at the time, the report states.

Musson, of 15224 Sheila Ann Drive, was arrested in March 2011 after authorities say they found her passed out in her car in a Burger King drive-through with three children, then ages 1, 3 and 5, in the car with her.

Authorities also found a small bag of oxycodone in the car, reports state. She was sentenced to two years of probation for drug possession and DUI.

On Wednesday, Musson was charged with two counts of child neglect and one count of violation of probation on a previous oxycodone possession charge.

She remained Thursday in the Land O'Lakes jail without bail.

Hudson woman accused of leaving kids for drugs 11/29/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:25pm]
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