Police: Home search turns up meth, man in attic

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Police investigating the case of a stolen motorcycle reportedly went to a home and found meth and drug paraphernalia, and arrested three people.

Just before 9 a.m. Sunday, LaGrange County Sheriff’s deputies went to a home at 3670 S 950 E in LaGrange to follow-up on a lead on a stolen motorcycle that reportedly was at the home.  

At the home, police found “multiple” people inside, all of whom the homeowner said he didn’t know were there, according to a report. As police walked through the home, they reportedly found “several items used to ingest illegal drugs” in plain view, the report said.

A search of the home turned up a small bit of methamphetamine, multiple items used to ingest illegal drugs and hypodermic needles, the report said. The stolen motorcycle was not found at the home.

Police found a man – Michael A. Hardy – hiding in the attic of the home. He was found to have a warrant for his arrest out of DeKalb County.

Three suspects were arrested for the following charges:

  • Larisa Rene Hughes, 32, of LaGrange, was charged with (1) count of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia and Visiting a Common Nuisance. Hughes also had an active warrant out of LaGrange County.
  • Michael A. Hardy, 25, of St. Joseph, was arrested on (1) count of Visiting A Common Nuisance and for his warrant out of DeKalb County.  
  • Heather V. Nordness, 24, also of St. Joseph was arrested for (1) count of Visiting a Common Nuisance.

The sheriff’s department said additional arrests were likely as investigators continue to look into the case.

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