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Anaheim man allegedly ran meth lab from 87-year-old aunt's home

January 12, 2011 |  2:40 pm

A 52-year-old Anaheim man has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in the living room of his 87-year-old bedridden aunt, authorities said Wednesday.

The meth lab was discovered Monday by authorities conducting a welfare check on the elderly woman after her granddaughter called police to say she had not heard from her grandmother in three months, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Police arrested Thomas George Hogue, 57, the caretaker of his aunt, who was confined to her bed in another room.

Hogue is being charged with one felony count each of manufacturing methamphetamine and elder and dependent adult abuse, the district attorney's office said.

He was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. If convicted, he faces a maximum of eight years in state prison.


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