Del. man arrested on drug charges

Richard Janvier III, 28, of Middletown  (Courtesy of DSP)

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A man was arrested after troopers say a "one pot" meth lab was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Delaware.

Delaware State Police say on July 30, just after 1:20 AM, a trooper noticed a bronze in color truck make an improper lane change while traveling on North Dupont Highway (Rt. 13). The vehicle was then pulled over. Authorities identified 28-year-old Richard Janvier III as the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle. Troopers say it was discovered that Janvier's license was suspended and the vehicle did not have insurance.

According to the report, as a search of the vehicle was being conducted, troopers discovered drug paraphernalia and they began to smell a chemical odor. Law enforcement says they then located methamphetamine as well as a "one pot" meth bottle. 

The Kent County Drug Unit and the Delaware Department of Natural Recourses responded to assist with the investigation. Due to the hazardous and combustible nature of the materials used in this process, DSP says northbound Rt. 13 was shut down for approximately one and a half hours.  Investigators say the one pot meth lab was then rendered safe without incident.

Troopers report that the following was discovered during the search of Janvier's vehicle:

-.95 grams Meth
-"One Pot" Meth bottle
-Other components to manufacture Meth

The 28-year-old Middletown man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (meth), unlawful to knowingly operate or attempt to operate a clandestine laboratory (one pot meth lab), and several traffic violations.

He was released after posting $3,000 secured bond.

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