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Cops Find Frozen Alligators, Hundreds of Grams of Meth in Florida Home

Polk County police found what is probably the most Florida thing during a search following an arrest on Tuesday.

And by "the most Florida thing," we mean, an illegal fish, a weed plant, hundreds of grams of meth, twin 10-month-old babies lying near the baggies, and two frozen alligators.

We believe that's what one calls a Florida Flush.

Try to top that one, Florida police in other counties!

Shane William Park, 29; Cortney Loraine Williams, 24; and Joshua Lee Mellon were all arrested at the home, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies had executed a search warrant on the home the three were in. During the search, cops found 278 grams of methamphetamine strewn about the house. They found two grams of meth in a bag on the bedroom floor, like a discarded pair of dirty socks.

They also found a potted marijuana plant.

In addition to all the drugs, cops found a black bass in the house. The bass was reportedly too small by Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission standards.

There was also apparently a pair of frozen alligators found in the home, according to the report. Williams admitted to not having permits for any of the animals -- frozen or otherwise.

She told police they had planned to have the alligators stuffed, because a house with babies and drugs just isn't complete without -- not one but two -- stuffed alligators to spruce up the place.

Park and Williams were arrested on two counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm, as well as trafficking methamphetamine charges.

Oh, and on two counts of killing or possessing an alligator.

Mellon was also arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mellon was released from Polk County Jail on Wednesday on $1,500 bail, while Park and Williams are being held in the jail without bail.

The twins were handed over to the Department of Children and Families.

No word on what happened to the two frozen alligators.

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