Two men were arrested in Delaware after Troopers busted a portable meth lab at a home in Felton, according to investigators.
On Tuesday around 8:30 p.m., the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force spotted a shed hidden at the back of a property on the 100 block of Cabin Ridge Road that contained materials consistent with a clandestine meth lab. Police arrived at the Felton home in search of two men, James T. Moore, wanted in violation of probation, and Steve Jester, wanted by the Felton Police Department on a criminal trespass warrant.
According to authorities, Moore and Darryl Cox were hiding in a small shed containing bottles used in portable meth labs to synthesize methamphetamine. After further investigation, the Troopers found additional bottles of waste containing ingredients to make the drug, officials said. Jester was not found however.
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The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit, and the Little Creek Fire Department helped the Troopers dispose the waste products of the meth lab properly. After the cleanup, the shed was safe without further incident, allowing nearby residents to remain in their homes.
Troopers are continuing their investigation. Cox, 44, and Moore, 40, are currently being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional center in default of $28, 500. The two suspects are charged with resisting arrest, manufacturing a controlled substance, operation of a clandestine meth lab, conspiracy second degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of probation.