Four men were arrested Friday after police discovered a pair of meth labs at a home near Milford.
The arrests were the result of a months-long investigation into methamphetamine manufacturing that culminated with a raid at a home in the 16000 block of Abbotts Pond Road, southwest of Milford, according to Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day.
During a search of the home, outbuildings and trailers on the property, police discovered two active meth labs, as well as an extensive supply of methamphetamine ingredients and drug paraphernalia, Day said.
Three children were reportedly living at the home, but were not present during the raid. All three have been relocated by the Delaware Division of Family Services, Day said.
Two residents of the property – 25-year-old Nathan Houck and 28-year-old Joshua Ward – and two other men – 36-year-old Michael Vincent of Millsboro and 33-year-old Eric Kuntz of Laurel – each are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Each of the four men is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $69,000 cash bail, Day said.
Abbotts Pond Road was closed for about three hours while officials from DNREC dissembled and removed the meth labs.
State police have discovered meth labs during raids of at least six homes in Milford, Harrington and Felton since November.
At least two others have been discovered in the Seaford-area during the same time period.