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

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

Sarah A. LaJoy, 30, of 512 Hasbrouck St., was charged Tuesday 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. Three children, ages eight, four and three, were living in the home at the time.

Police said she possessed methamphetamine and psychedelic mushrooms in addition to a gas generator, pliers, solvent, muriatic acid, lithium batteries and drain cleaner crystals used to make 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 April 3, the Ogdensburg Police Department was requested to accompany St. Lawrence County Child Protective Services to the house. Officers then made observations that led them to believe methamphetamine was being manufactured inside.

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 of the alleged lab, the state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called to the scene. Police said the chemicals used to manufacture meth can catch fire or explode if handled improperly.

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 and endangering the welfare of a child.

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

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