Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

Meth-related items, 4-year-old child found in Grand Forks home

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Dickinson, 58602
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

GRAND FORKS — A Thompson man convicted last year of child neglect was arrested Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies found items associated with a meth lab in his garage during a probation search, according to the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department.

Advertisement
Advertisement

James Davis Hume, 33, was not home when agents of the Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force and sheriff’s deputies searched the house Wednesday morning.

A 14-year-old girl was babysitting a 4-year-old at the home, the department said. Agents contacted Amanda Lee Rocha, 32, who also lived at the house, and requested she come home.

Agents found meth-related items in the garage, authorities said. They also learned from local drugstores that over the course of about eight months, Rocha and Hume bought large amounts of cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in manufacturing meth, the department said.

The children were placed in the custody of Grand Forks County Social Services, and Rocha was arrested on suspicion of child neglect and booked into the county jail.

Officers arrested Hume on suspicion of manufacturing meth, child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Advertisement
The Dickinson Press (701) 225-4205 customer support
The Forum Communications News Service is the premier news wire service covering the Upper Midwest, stretching from the oilfields of western North Dakota to the plains of South Dakota and to the shores of eastern Minnesota. For more information about the services we offer or to discuss content subscriptions, please contact us.
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness