LaGrange rehab, nursing home employee arrested on meth charges

Lana Brooke Green
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Lana Brooke Green

Credit: Troup County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Troup County Sheriff's Office

A LaGrange rehabilitation and nursing home employee wanted on drug possession charges tried to hide from arresting officers inside her employer’s building, authorities said.

According to police, Lana Brooke Green, 29, was found with about 15 grams of methamphetamine when officers went looking for her Saturday at LaGrange Nursing and Rehab on West Point Road. She was wanted on meth possession charges related to a separate incident April 20, Sgt. Mark Cavender told AJC.com.

“There’s no evidence to suggest that any patient or any other staff member was in danger ... or even that she was participating in anything while she was there,” he said.

Officers waited for Green to get off work and walk out of the building to serve her the arrest warrant.

When Green was approached by an investigator, Cavender said she ran back inside. She tried to close the keypad entry door to escape, according to police.

However, investigators were able to find a way in and took her into custody. They found about 15 grams of meth and other drug-related paraphernalia on her as she was being detained, Cavender said.

In addition to the original meth possession charge, Green was arrested on charges of meth possession with the intent to distribute and felony obstruction, jail records show. She also faces two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug-related objects.

She posted a $12,000 bond and was released from the Troup County Jail on Monday.

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