Delaware

Five charged in connection to Felton meth lab operation

FELTON, Del. - Five people were arrested, after troopers say they were involved in a meth lab operation, in Felton.

Delaware State Police say on Monday, just before 9:30 PM, members of the Governor's Task Force unit responded to an abandoned residence, in the 9000 block of Canterbury Road, in an attempt to locate 37-year-old David Sharp, of Felton, who had active warrants out of Troop 3. Troopers say they learned Sharp was possibly squatting in the abandoned residence.

Once on scene, authorities say the encountered 39-year-old Marlena Korona (Perry) of Felton, who was exiting the driveway. Thirty-three-year-old Joshua Wilson, of Harrington, was seen exiting the home out of a second story window onto the roof.  Wilson was then apparently taken into custody.  DSP says 39-year-old Mary Prichard, of Dover, and 32-year-old Brandi Luciano, of Hartly, were taken into custody at the front door of the residence.

According to the report, during a search of the home , Sharp was found hiding in a bedroom closet. During a search of the second floor of the home, investigators say they noticed that an active meth lab was set p in the bedroom. DSP Kent County drug Unit and Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control arrived on scene to confirm the meth manufacturing lab on the property. Troopers report that the components used to manufacture meth along with key ingredients in making the drug were safely collected and seized by DNREC.

Korona, Wilson, Prichard, Luciano, and Sharp were arrested and taken to Troop 3.

Sharp was charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, drug dealing, conspiracy second degree, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and criminal impersonation.  He was also charged on his outstanding warrant for multiple theft and unlawful use of a credit card charges. The 37-year-old was turned over to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $17,500 secured bond.

Korona (Perry), Wilson, Prichard and Luciano were all charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, drug dealing, conspiracy second degree, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Korona (Perry) was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on a $2,500 secured bond. Wilson was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $16,500 secured bond. Prichard was turned over to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on a $7,000 secured bond. Luciano was turned over to the Delores J. Baylor Women's Correctional Institution on $16,500 cash only bond.

Authorities say Canterbury Road, in the area of Andrews Lake Road, was closed until the scene was deemed safe. No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.


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