Four arrested after meth lab investigation in Felton

FELTON – The Delaware State Police Kent County Drug Unit has arrested four people after the culmination of a two-month investigation into the manufacturing of Methamphetamine (Meth) at a residence on Reeves Crossing Road.

With the assistance of the Kent County Governor’s Task Force (GTF) and the Delaware State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), officers responded to the 200 block of Reeves Crossing Road Wednesday, Sept. 28 to conduct a search warrant.

According to Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary E. Fournier, 35-year-old Diane R. Hawkins of that address and 49-year-old Clinton May of Chestertown, MD were taken into custody without incident.

Upon conducting a search of the property, detectives located equipment and component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of Meth along with key ingredients in making the drug.  A third subject, Daniel J. Dilmore, 48 of that address, was taken into custody at his place of work in Georgetown.

evidence A second search warrant was conducted at a residence adjacent to the first house.  Robert Harding, 22 of that address, was taken into custody without incident. A search of the domicile revealed 1.108 lbs. of marijuana along with a .357 caliber handgun, 7.62 AK47 rifle, 9mm handgun, .40 caliber handgun, .38 caliber handgun, a 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition for the weapons. Over $4,000 in suspected drug proceeds was also seized.

All four subjects were transported to Troop 3 in Camden where they were each charged accordingly.

Robert Harding was arrested for six counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (Marijuana) and five counts of possession of a deadly weapon by a person who also possesses a controlled substance.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $50,000 secured bond.

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Diane Hawkins

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Robert Harding

may-clintonDaniel Dilmore was charged with two counts of operating a clandestine laboratory and conspiracy in the second degree.  He was arraigned at JP2 and committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $38,000 secured bond.

Diane Hawkins and Clinton May were both charged with operating a clandestine laboratory and conspiracy in the second degree.  They were arraigned at JP2 and committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution and James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $20,000 and $12,000 secured bond respectively.

No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents. DNREC also responded to the residence to assisted with the search and containment of the combustible substances.

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