Friday, January 22, 2016
Two Arrested in Millsboro Area Meth Lab Operation
Millsboro, DE- The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit has arrested two people after Probation and Parole Officers located precursors for the manufacturing of Methamphetamine (Meth) at a residence on Hickman Lane.
On Thursday January 21, 2016 at approximately 4:00 p.m., members of the Georgetown Probation and Parole responded to the 29000 block of Hickman Lane in order to conduct an administrative probation check on John E. Jones, 53, who is currently on Level 3 probation stemming from a 2015 drug conviction. As probation officers were conducting a search of the residence, they located various rounds of ammunition as well as equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth along with key ingredients in making the drug. Jones, as well as his girlfriend, Erica A. Wildes, 38 of the Hickman Lane address, were immediately taken into custody and the residence was evacuated.
Detectives assigned to the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of DNREC, responded to the home to assume the investigation and a consent search was obtained in response to the on-going investigation into the manufacturing of meth at the house.
Both subjects were transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown where John Jones was charged with Operating a Clandestine Laboratory, two counts of Possession of Ammunition by a Person Prohibited, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (Meth), Conspiracy 2nd , three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Erica Wildes was charged with Operating a Clandestine Laboratory, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Counterfeit Controlled Substance (Meth), Conspiracy 2nd , three counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Methamphetamine. After being arraigned at JP2, they were turned over to the Delaware Department of Corrections in lieu of $59,000.00 (Jones) and $39,000.00 (Wildes) secured bond respectively.
No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.
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