Two arrested in Millsboro area for meth lab operation

MILLSBORO – Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit have arrested two people after Probation and Parole Officers located precursors for the manufacturing of Methamphetamine at a residence on Hickman Lane.

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JOHN E. JONES

At about 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, members of the Georgetown Probation and Parole responded to the 29000 block of Hickman Lane to conduct an administrative probation check on John E. Jones, 53, who is currently on Level 3 probation stemming from a 2015 drug conviction, said state police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier.

As probation officers were conducting a search of the residence, they located various rounds of ammunition as well as equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth along with key ingredients in making the drug, Cpl. Fournier said.

Mr. Jones, and his girlfriend, Erica A. Wildes, 38, of the Hickman Lane address, were immediately taken into custody and the residence was evacuated.

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ERICA A. WILDES

Detectives with the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit, with the assistance of DNREC, responded to the home to assume the investigation and a consent search was obtained in response to the on-going investigation into the manufacturing of meth at the house.

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

Mr. Jones was charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, two counts of possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance (Meth), conspiracy second degree, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of Methamphetamine.

Erica Wildes was charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substance (Meth), conspiracy second degree , three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of Methamphetamine.

After arraignment, they were turned over to the Delaware Department of Corrections; Mr. Jones in lieu of $59,000 and Ms. Wildes in lieu of $39,000.

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