Police find portable meth lab in Camden

Delaware State Police uncovered a portable meth lab in Camden Sunday morning while executing an arrest warrant.

At around 9 a.m. this morning, troopers were on the scene of a warrant attempt on Mud Mill Road in Camden as police were trying to apprehend 37-year-old James D. Murphy for felony theft charges.

Police say the residence had been abandoned, but after further investigation, uncovered Murphy with a female subject inside the house.

Murphy then refused to come out, but after a good amount of  time passed, eventually Murphy and the female, 30-year-old Brittney Ebright, were both taken into custody.

While in custody, authorities found one bundle of heroin on Murphy.

A search of the residence revealed several items used to manufacture meth as well as key ingredients in making the drug.

Murphy and Ebright are being charged with Operating a Clandestine Lab, Conspiracy Second Degree and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

Murphy is also being charged for Possession of Heroin and Resisting Arrest. In addition, he was also charged on the previous warrant for Theft, Criminal Trespass, and Criminal Mischief. He then was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on an $11,500 secured bond.

Ebright was released on an $8,750 unsecured bond.

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