Delaware State Police troopers have arrested at Dover man, identified as Frank E. Sheridan, 33, after he admitted to having an active methamphetamine laboratory in his car.
Troopers made the arrest at approximately 6:45 p.m. Aug. 12, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The case began as a trooper, who was following up on an investigation in Lincoln, was told about the meth lab, which was being transported in a Ford Escort. The trooper spotted the car as it turned onto Coastal Highway and made a U-turn, headed north. Although he lost sight of the Escort in heavy traffic, the trooper spotted the vehicle again and pulled it over near 880 Bay Road.
Asked if there was anything illegal in the car, Sheridan told the trooper about the two bottles, Fournier said. Sheridan was taken into custody as the trooper called for assistance from members of the state police Drug Task Force.
Detectives found two actively cooking “one pot” bottles in the car, as well as components and ingredients in making the drug.
Troopers were assisted by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and Little Creek Volunteer Fire Company in dismantling the portable meth lab and cleanup and mitigation process to dispose of the waste.
Sheridan was charged with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed at the John T. Vaughn Correctional Center on a $30,250 secured bond.
As a precautionary measure, one lane of Bay Road northbound was closed and three surrounding residences were evacuated for three hours.