Three arrested after meth lab investigation in Millsboro

Three people have been arrested, after a several month long investigation into the making of methamphetamine in Sussex County.

Delaware State Police say on Wednesday morning, around 9:00 AM, the Sussex County Drug Task Force along with the Kent County Drug Task Force, DSP Special Operations Response Team, DNREC, and Millsboro Fire Department all responded to a home on Hickman Lane, to search the property in connection to an on-going investigation into the manufacturing of meth at the home. Once on scene, Troopers say they arrested 37-year-old Erica Wildes, 52-year-old John Jones III, and 27-year-old Adam Prettyman, all of Millsboro, at the home.

According the Police, a search of the home revealed, equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth along with key ingredients in making the drug, 0.1 gram of methamphetamine, 0.7 grams of cocaine, and 2.0 grams of marijuana, along with a loaded .40 caliber handgun, a 12 gauge shotgun, and various rounds of ammunition.

Wildes and Jones were each charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance – meth, possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, conspiracy 2nd degree, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jones is being held at Sussex Correctional Institution on $75,000 secured.

Wildes was additionally charged with possession of cocaine. She is now behing bars at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $85,000 secured.

Prettyman was charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance – meth, conspiracy 2nd degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held at Sussex Correctional Institution on $25,000 secured.

Police say there were no evacuations ordered, as Officials found that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.

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