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Ogdensburg police arrest second person in connection with meth lab on Hasbrouck Street


OGDENSBURG — City police arrested a second person Tuesday in connection with the alleged production of methamphetamine at a Hasbrouck Street residence.

Sarah A. LaJoy, 30, of 512 Hasbrouck St., was charged with felony counts of third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and misdemeanor charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and endangering the welfare of a child.

There were three children ages eight, four and three living at the home at the time of the bust.

Police said she allegedly possessed methamphetamine and psychedelic mushrooms in addition to a gas generator, pliers, solvent, muriatic acid, lithium batteries and drano crystals used to create methamphetamine.

Ms. LaJoy was arraigned in City Court and sent to St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, on $10,000 bail or $20,000 bond.

On Thursday the Ogdensburg Police Department was requested to accompany St. Lawrence County Child Protective Services to 512 Hasbrouck St. Upon arrival, officers made observations that led them to believe methamphetamine was being manufactured in the home.

Members of the Ogdensburg Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant for the premises. Due to the materials present, and the dangerous condition the alleged lab was in, the state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called to remediate the scene.

Police noted that the manufacturing of meth is inherently dangerous as the chemicals, if improperly handled, can catch fire or explode.

Victor P. Green, 33, of 512 Hasbrouck St., was arrested Friday and charged with felony third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and endangering the welfare of a child.

Mr. Green was arraigned Friday and sent to the St. Lawrence County jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond. The investigation remains open.

More information will be reported as it becomes known.

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