Police arrested a 25-year-old man and are searching for his 44-year-old aunt following a raid on a suspected meth lab west of Harrington on Tuesday.
Brandon S. Silbereisen of Harrington was arrested when officers from the Delaware State Police Drug Unit and the Milford Police Department executed a search warrant at his home in the 400 block of Vernon Road about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, following a month-long investigation in meth manufacturing.
Three other adults and a 15-month-old child in the home at the time were evacuated prior to police searching the premises, according to a spokesman for the state police.
Detectives reportedly found equipment and component mixtures of methamphetamine in the manufacturing stages, as well as key ingredients used to make the illegal drug, along with other drug paraphernalia.
DNREC officials and members of the Little Creek Fire Department assisted officers in the dismantling and removal of the drug manufacturing equipment. No road closures or additional evacuations were required, police said.
Silbereisen is charged with two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $4,250 secured bond, police said.
Deborah L. Winterbottom, Silbereisen’s 44-year-old aunt and a resident of the home, is currently wanted by police on the same charges as her nephew.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Delaware State Police at (302) 697-4454 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.
Anonymous information also can be provided online at www.tipsubmit.com or by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and starting your message with the keyword “DSP.”