Monday, February 28, 2011

Police: Three young brothers helped dad make meth (Mannford, Oklahoma)

Once again, a piss poor example of journalism. While these three boys were helping daddy MICHAEL HAGAR manufacture meth, where was, um, Mom? You know, the female-type person or persons who gave birth to these boys? Or were these children delivered to Daddy by stork or some other drug-bearing avian courier?

All we're told is that the boys are now in the care of Oklahoma DHS. Is that because Mom knew about what was going on, and didn't intervene? Or because there was no mother in the home? And why doesn't the reporter do his or her job and tell us? And if, in fact, there was no mother in the home, why did meth head daddy apparently have custody of these boys? Or would that embarrass some crackhead judge some place?

Notice that the Affidavit of Probably Cause mentions that Daddy had a criminal record (surprise!). But there's still no mention of Mom.


Mannford Police: Three Young Brothers Helped Father Make Meth
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 9:21 AM CST
Updated: Feb 28, 2011 11:01 AM CST

MANNFORD, Oklahoma -- A 39-year-old Mannford man remains in the Creek County jail, accused of using his three sons to help manufacture meth.

Mannford Police searched Michael Hagar's home late Wednesday night after getting a tip and say they found a working meth lab and meth products.

Hagar's three sons, ages 10, 14 and 17, were turned over to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Hagar was one of four people arrested on complaints of endeavoring to manufacture of meth, child endangerment and possession of meth.

Read Affidavit of Probable Cause.

Mannford Police Chief Lucky Miller says Hagar rewarded his three sons with meth and marijuana when they helped him cook meth in his home. Miller says all three sons told officers they helped their father cook methamphetamine.

Miller said officers were "blown away" to learn even the 10-year-old boy had helped manufacture meth. He said the officers just stood there with their mouths open.

Miller says the two older sons tested positive for meth and marijuana. The 10-year-old said he had just smoked some marijuana but had not used meth for about a week.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the 10-year-old told police, "I help daddy the most by shaking the bottles and after we get done daddy puts the powder in a glass tube and holds a lighter under the tube while I suck on the tube."

Hagar told police he's been making meth for about a year and usually "cooks" meth 4 or 5 times a week.

He told police that he has let his sons help him cook meth on several occasions, but that "he only lets them shake the bottles."

Hagar was arraigned on the charges Friday. Total bond for Hagar is $230,000.