Members of the Delaware State Police Governor’s Task Force have arrested a Felton man, identified as James T. Moore Jr., 39, on charges of dealing methamphetamine out of his house.
The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Aug. 2, as troopers responded to a home in the 9000 block of Canterbury Road, Felton when an occupant found soda bottles containing an unknown substance. Troopers arrived and determined the bottles were active “one pot” portable meth labs used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Troopers located additional bottles containing waste associated with the manufacturing of meth along with components and key ingredients in making the drug.
Detectives identified Moore as the primary suspect and arrested him Aug. 12 after receiving information his truck had broken down west of Felton.
Moore was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia
He was jailed at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in lieu of a $6,250 secured bond.
No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate threat or hazards to nearby residents.
Troopers were assisted by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office, and specialized local Delaware Volunteer Fire Company teams during the dismantling of the portable meth labs and cleanup and mitigation process to dispose of the waste.