Meth found in car; Greenwood man faces drug charges

GREENWOOD – A traffic stop Nov. 18 led to the arrest of a Greenwood man on drug charges when Delaware State Police found equipment and component mixtures for a methamphetamine lab in the vehicle.

Jody L. Souva

Jody L. Souva, 35, faces charges of operating a clandestine laboratory, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (meth), possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, state police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Souva was arraigned and released on $8,000 unsecured bond.

A trooper on patrol along Sussex Highway and Newton Road spotted a 2004 Jeep Cherokee with an inoperable front headlight and rear tail light. During the vehicle search, police found .2 grams of methamphetamine as well as equipment and component mixtures used in meth manufacturing  in the back seat where Souva was a passenger, Cpl. Fournier said.

The driver of the SUV was cited for the inoperable headlight and tail light. Two other passengers were not charged.

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit and DNREC responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents, Cpl. Fournier said.

The right lane of U.S. 13 southbound was closed for approximately one hour.

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