MILLSBORO, Del. - A wanted man is now in custody, after troopers say his mother reported his involvement with a meth lab operation, in Millsboro.
Delaware State Police say on Monday, Troop 4 patrol units responded to the 30000 block of Millsboro Highway for a domestic related complaint. Once on scene, troopers say they encountered a resident who stated that she believed her son, 39-year-old Elijah Cantrell of Millsboro was manufacturing methamphetamine within the residence.
After further investigation, troopers report that items believed to be consistent with making methamphetamine were found in a trash container in the garage. The Sussex County Governor's Task Force and the Sussex Drug Unit responded to the scene and confirmed that a meth lab was present.
A hazmat response was apparently coordinated with DNREC, Millsboro Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services. According tot he report, the residence was searched and numerous items consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and additional drug paraphernalia were found and disposed of by DNREC.
No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.
DSP says Cantrell fled the residence prior to the arrival of law enforcement. The 39-year-old was later found at an apartment in Salisbury, MD.
Cantrell was arrested and extradited back to Delaware, on Friday. The 39-year-old was charged with operating a clandestine laboratory and two counts of drug paraphernalia.
He was turned over to the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $15,000 secured bond.
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