The suspects are Brian W. Holben, 21 of Farmington, Hunter C. Stockman, 22 of Bridgeville and Lathan Verry, 21 of Greenwood.
State troopers have arrested three men after a methamphetamine lab was found in a home west of Farmington.
Delaware State Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz said troopers went to the home about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in the 2000 block of Hickman Road to investigate the lab, thought to be in a trailer behind the home.
Troopers spotted equipment and components used to make the drug and detected a strong odor of ammonia, which is used in manufacturing. Contacting the three men, they spotted an active “one pot” device on the floor, Bratz said.
The men, whom Bratz identified as Brian W. Holben, 21 of Farmington, Hunter C. Stockman, 22 of Bridgeville and Lathan Verry, 21 of Greenwood, were detained while the Kent County Drug Unit and DNREC were contacted.
After a consent to search was obtained, components used to manufacture meth along with key ingredients in making the drug were safely collected and seized.
Holben, Stockman, and Verry were arrested and charged with operating a clandestine laboratory and second-degree conspiracy. All were committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center, Smyrna, in default of a $6,000 secured bond.
Hickman Road was closed for about three hours until the scene was deemed safe. No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents, Bratz said.