Del. meth lab busted during burglary investigation



MILFORD, Del. – Delaware State Police say they busted a Milford man running a meth lab, on Friday, while they were working on burglary investigations.

Back in May, investigators say they were looking into three cases where large amounts of copper wire were taken from homes under construction. Between the three locations, police estimate that the suspect stole $3,500 worth of copper wire and a trail camera. Investigators discovered that Paul Reedy was the suspected burglar.

On Friday morning, State Troopers executed a search warrant at the 46-year-old’s home in the 21000 block of Rodney Park Drive in Milford. Reedy was arrested and police say they also found a meth lab in his home.

About 0.06 grams of methamphetamine, the tools used to make methamphetamine, along with key ingredients in making the drug were seized. Police also found a large amount of copper wire along with the stolen trail camera.

Reedy was brought back to Troop 4 where he was charged with the following:

  • Burglary 3rd degree (3 counts)
  • Theft (3 counts)
  • Selling stolen property (3 counts)
  • Unlawfully operating a clandestine laboratory
  • Possesses with intent to manufacture, deliver a controlled substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Reedy was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $31,000.00 secured bond.

McColley Road between Shockley Road and Cedar Branch Road was closed to traffic for approximately 4 hours while this incident was investigated and cleared.

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