N. Ogden woman arrested in drug bust

Jan 21 2011 - 12:17am



NORTH OGDEN -- A 38-year-old North Ogden woman was arrested after police say they found a methamphetamine lab in her garage.

Lori Janae Grogan was booked into Weber County Jail on Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree felony possession of a clandestine lab, second-degree felony obstruction of justice, and third-degree felony child endangerment.

Police officer Paul Rhoades said police were notified by Grogan's family members Tuesday about the lab, saying that Grogan had told them she found the meth lab in her garage.

When questioned by police, she told them she thought the lab had been put there by someone else without her knowledge. She also told officers she got rid of the lab remnants in a Dumpster in Ogden.

"She escorted the officers to the Dumpster," Rhoades stated in a news release. "The Dumpster was searched, but no clandestine lab equipment was found."

After the Dumpster search, Grogan told police she had misled officers, and that her juvenile son had helped her get rid of the equipment in her neighbor's garbage can.

Rhoades said she still had some suspected lab chemicals and unknown substances at her home. She also admitted to methamphetamine use, he said.

Agents from Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force removed the lab, and the Division of Child and Family Services made arrangements for the care of Grogan's children.

Rhoades said police are still investigating the case.

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