Three people have been arrested after Delaware State Police uncovered a meth lab at a house in Townsend.
Authorites say that two people, 29-year-old Robert E. Coburn, of Smyrna, and 27-year-old Spring Slater, of Townsend, were arrested at the house in the 100 block of Blackbird Forest Road. They had been sent to the house along with the state Division of Family Services to check on the welfare of Slater's six-year-old son after previously receiving reports of drug use at the house.
When they arrived, police say they found "equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of meth, along with key ingredients in the making of the drug." Slater's son was removed and placed with family members.
Police charged Coburn and Slater with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy Second Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 30-year-old Richard Taylor, also of Townsend, was later charged with the same offenses. Taylor was already incarcerated at the Vaughn Correctional Institution on unrelated charges.
The investigation is ongoing.
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