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Newborn found in Phenix City meth lab bust, three arrested

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PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -  Russell County narcotics agents have arrested three people following a meth lab bust at a Phenix City trailer park.

Authorities arrested 21-year-old Crystal Lee, 18-year-old Emily Dudenski and 30-year-old Travis Jackson who is the baby's father. They face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia and chemical endangerment of a child.

Officials say Dudenski's two-week-old infant was inside with the drugs. The child has been taken into custody by the Department of Family and Children's Services.

Russell County Chief Investigator Lt. Heath Taylor said, "It is always disheartening when you come across the babies and infants and children that have to be involved who have no say or control of what environment they are in."

Members of the PAIN Narcotics Task Force were called to the mobile home park on Pine Ridge Trail off White Rock Road Wednesday morning.  A deputy was following up on a juvenile call when he noticed the drug paraphernalia and called in investigators.

Agents say they found an active shake and bake meth lab- one where the chemicals are mixed in plastic bottles.

Officers stabilized the scene, and removed hazardous materials. Members of the Metro Narcotics Task Force have been called in to assist in the investigation.

We'll continue to bring you the last details as information becomes available to us.

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