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Mom, 2 children, 2 others arrested in DeWitt drug investigation

Sonny Long

By Sonny Long
Feb. 26, 2011 at 3:03 p.m.
Updated Feb. 25, 2011 at 8:26 p.m.

DeWitt County Sheriff's deputies confiscated 32 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale during a bust Thursday that netted five arrests, including a mother and two of her children.

A DeWitt County woman and her two children were among five people arrested Thursday and charged with the manufacture and sale of methamphetamine.

Diane Musachia, 52, her daughter Desiree Musachia, 21, and son Drew Musachia, 19, were arrested by DeWitt County Sheriff's deputies along with Lile Hamilton, 32, and Tony Sinast, 52, according to a news release from the DeWitt County Sheriff's Office.

The arrests took place at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at the Musachia home in the 4200 block of Farm-to-Market Road 236 in southeastern DeWitt County, according to the news release

Deputies found about 32 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale in one gram packages, a small amount of marijuana, numerous unidentified pills and $500 in cash. Also discovered were the ingredients and equipment to manufacture meth, according to the news release.

"The meth we recovered has an estimated street value of $3,200," said DeWitt County Sheriff Jode Zavesky. "The arrests were the result of a lengthy investigation."

The two men arrested with the Musachia family were not related to them, the sheriff said.

The Musachia family members remained in the DeWitt County Detention Center as of Saturday afternoon on $50,000 bail each for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance. Hamilton and Sinast have posted bail on the same charges and additional possession of marijuana charges and been released.

Additional charges may be pending, according to the news release.

Deputies were assisted by DeWitt County constables Billy Beldin and Steve Wehlmann. The search warrant was signed by District Judge Stephen Williams and DeWitt County Justice of the Peace Bill Robinson arraigned those arrested.

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