Mother reported 39-year-old Elijah Cantrell to police.

UPDATE: Delaware State Police have arrested 39-year-old Elijah Cantrell after locating him at an apartment in Salisbury, Md.  He was taken into custody and extradited back to Delaware Feb. 2. 

Cantrell was charged with operating a clandestine laboratory and two counts of drug paraphernalia. Cantrell was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $15,000 secured bond.


Delaware State Police are investigating methamphetamine manufacturing in a Millsboro residence and searching for the suspect.

On Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, Troop 4 patrol units responded to the 30000 block of Millsboro Highway for a domestic-related complaint. The resident advised that she believed her son, 39-year-old Elijah L. Cantrell, was manufacturing meth. Items believed to be consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine were located in a trash container in the garage. 

Members of the Sussex County Governor's Task Force and Sussex Drug Unit responded to the scene and confirmed that a meth lab was present. The residence was searched and numerous meth-manufacturing items and drug paraphernalia were found and disposed of by DNREC. No evacuations were ordered as it was determined that there was no immediate hazard to nearby residents.

Elijah Cantrell fled the residence prior to police arrival. Warrants have been obtained for his arrest on charges including operating a clandestine laboratory and two counts of drug paraphernalia.

If anyone has any information in reference to the location of this individual, they are asked to contact Detective T. Ralston at 302-752-3823. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at