John Jones and Erica Wildes both are charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substances, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine.

Two people are under arrest following the discovery of an alleged methamphetamine manufacturing operation in Millsboro.

Georgetown probation and parole officers uncovered the operation on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the 29000 block of Hickman Lane, Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said.

Parole officers had gone to the home to conduct an administrative check on John E. Jones, 53, who is on probation from a 2015 drug conviction. A search turned up a number of rounds of ammunition as well as equipment and chemicals used in making the drug, Fournier said.

Jones and his girlfriend, Erica A. Wildes, 38, were immediately taken into custody and the home evacuated.

Members of the DSP Sussex County Drug Unit and hazardous material experts from DNREC took over the investigation, Fournier said.

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

Both are charged with operating a clandestine laboratory, possession with intent to deliver a counterfeit controlled substances, three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine.

Wildes was jailed on a $39,000 secured bond.

Jones, who also was charged with two counts of possession of ammunition by a person prohibited, was jailed in lieu of a $58,000 secured bond.