Ogdensburg police discovered meth lab while accompanying children’s services caseworker
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 10:04 am

OGDENSBURG -- Ogdensburg police discovered an alleged meth lab at a Hasbrouck Street house Thursday while on an assignment with St. Lawrence County Child Protective Services and charged a man with several counts.

Police were asked to accompany the children’s services caseworker to 512 Hasbrouck St., and while there, apparently saw evidence methamphetamine was being manufactured there.

Members of the Ogdensburg Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force responded with a search warrant, according to Det. Sgt. Robert Wescott.

“Due to the materials present, and the dangerous condition the lab was in, the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCERT) was called to respond and remediate the scene,” Wescott said in a press release.

Victor P. Green, 33, who lived at that house, was arrested and charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a Class D felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), a Class A misdemeanor, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class A misdemeanor.

Green was held in Ogdensburg City lockup awaiting arraignment.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are pending, Wescott said.