Your Parenting FAIL Story Of The Day: Couple Were Driving Around With An Active Meth Cooker Next To Sleeping 2-Year-Old

Posted on May 14, 2012


Wisconsin (The Gaslamp Post) – When parents of a little one set out on a car trip, there’s usually a checklist of items they may want to have on hand.  Sometimes it’s a good idea to have a change of clothes for the child, a few diapers, and maybe some snacks to keep them occupied.  Loaded handguns and a portable meth lab, don’t normally fall into that category.

According to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, a 1989 Chevy truck was pulled over early Saturday evening, because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.  Upon approaching the window, the officer noticed that the driver was under the influence of something.

A quick scan of the truck revealed an active one-pot, shake and bake, meth cooker, placed next to a sleeping 2-year-old girl.

Did you know that those meth labs can blow up? Not the vehicle mentioned in the story

Police arrested the driver and child’s father, 30-year-old Patrick Hogan, along with the passenger and child’s mother, 29-year-old Deanna Hogan.

A search of the truck turned up two loaded handguns.

According to WMTV-TV; Mr. Hogan was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Child Neglect.  Mrs. Hogan will be referred for Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Child Neglect.

Mr. and Mrs. Hogan were reportedly taken into custody without incident.  The child was placed with other family members.

If you or someone you know has a problem with Meth, you MUST seek help.  There is no excuse for being a parent and using it as well.  You need to stop and you need to stop NOW.  Go to, or call 866-535-7922.  Help is available 24 hours a day. – tglp

(h/t:  WMTV-TV)