Friday, May 25, 2018
Public safety

Seffner man accused of manufacturing meth near children

SEFFNER — A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night, accused of making methamphetamine in a motel room occupied with children, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies received a Crime Stoppers tip about the drug being manufactured in Room 232 of the Masters Inn at 6010 Highway 579. When deputies arrived, they discovered three adults, including Devin Devoe, and eight children.

Deputies also found an active methamphetamine lab beneath the bathroom sink. Several rooms were evacuated as Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and Haz-Mat investigators responded.

Devoe was arrested and faces eight counts of child abuse and several drug-related charges, including trafficking in illegal drugs and manufacturing of a controlled substance.

He was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Wednesday without bail.

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