Two arrested in connection to meth lab operation in Smyrna

Reese D. Heesh, 40 of Dover, and Robert L. Lambdin, 51 of Smyrna

Members of the Delaware State Police Kent County Governor’s Task Force say they have arrested two people after a probationary administrative search found materials used in making methamphetamine.

According to the report, on Wednesday around 7:30PM, the Kent County Governors Task Force, along with Probation and Parole Officers assigned to the unit, responded to the Hedgerow Hollow development in order to find Reese D. Heesh, 40 of Dover, and Robert L. Lambdin, 51 of Smyrna who were both wanted for violation of probation. When officers arrived, both Heesh and Lambdin were found inside the residence and taken into custody without incident.  

After conducting a search of the property, detectives reported to have found equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of meth, key ingredients in making the drug, and an active “one-pot” bottle. Officers say that Heesh was found to be in possession of .015 grams of heroin and .03 grams of cocaine, and Lambdin had 3 dosage units of Methylphenidale hydrochloride and 5 dosage units of Dronabinol without holding a prescription for either.

Both men were taken to Troop 3 in Camden where they were each charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-Methamphetamine, conspiracy 2nd, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Heesh was also charged with possession of cocaine and possession of heroin. Lambdin was additionally charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Heesh and Lambdin were arraigned at JP7 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $33,500 secured and  $17,500 secured respectively.

Officials noted that evacuations were ordered to nearby neighbors as it was determined that there was an immediate hazard. Those evacuations were in place for about two hours while DNREC responded to the residence to assist with the containment and disposal of the combustible substances.

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