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  • Four suspects jailed after raid uncovers meth lab south of Harrington

  • Four men are in jail and facing multiple charges after police uncovered a methamphetamine lab at a residence on Woodyard Road, south of Harrington.
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  • Four men are in jail and facing multiple charges after police uncovered a methamphetamine lab at a residence on Woodyard Road, south of Harrington.
    Harrington residents Thomas N. Vanvliet, 40, Joshua B. Wilson, 29, Greenwood resident Colt D. Towers, 30, and Federalsburg, Md., resident Norman W. Meyer Jr., 51, were found in possession of drugs and weapons during a raid that occurred June 11 at about 6:15 a.m., according to Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
    Fournier said the raid, which was executed by the Kent County Drug Task Force with the assistance of the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team, Dover Police Department, DNREC and Little Creek Fire Department, was the culmination of a four-month narcotics investigation.
    During the search of the residence at 1658 Woodyard Rd., police located equipment, mixtures of manufacturing stages of meth, key ingredients for making the drug, three rifles, a .38-caliber revolver and various types of ammunition, Fournier said.
    Vanvliet, the homeowner, was found in his residence and arrested. He is charged with three counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, operating a clandestine laboratory, manufacturing methamphetamine, second-degree conspiracy, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on a $59,200 secured bond, Fournier said.
    Wilson was found by police in a detached garage and was arrested after a brief struggle with troopers. Police found .1 gram of meth in his possession. He was charged with five counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person prohibited, operating a clandestine laboratory, manufacturing methamphetamine, second-degree conspiracy, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on a $123,200 secured bond, Fournier said.
    Towers was arrested without incident. Police found a four-inch dagger in his possession. He was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and found to be wanted out of Sussex County Family Court. He was committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution in lieu of a $2,000 secured bond, Fournier said.
    Meyer was arrested without incident. Police found three oxycodone pills in his possession. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a $400 unsecured bond for the drug charges, but jailed at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Institution on two warrants out of Sussex County Court of Common Pleas, Fournier said.
    Fournier said Woodyard Road was partially closed for about four hours during the investigation, but no evacuations were ordered.

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