Seaford Couple Busted for Manufacturing Meth - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Seaford Couple Busted for Manufacturing Meth

Updated:
Robert A. Donavan Robert A. Donavan
Nichole M. Messick Nichole M. Messick

SEAFORD, Del.- Authorities say a several month-long investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine has led to the arrests of a Seaford couple.

Delaware State Police said that at approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, troopers executed a search warrant on a home located on the 26000 block of Walker Road in the Up Country Manufactured Home Park.

Members of the DSP Sussex County Drug Unit, Sussex County Governor's Task Force and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control took 24-year-old Robert A. Donovan and 21-year-old Nichole M. Messick into custody.

Investigators said that Donovan and Messick were each found to be in possession of 0.1 gram of meth.

Detectives said a search of the house revealed component mixtures of the manufacturing stages of meth, along with key ingredients to making the drug. Police said they also found a switchblade knife, ammunition and other drug paraphernalia.

According to investigators, the couple's infant son was turned over to a neighbor until relatives could take him under their care. Police notified the Division of Family Services of the child living there.

Donavan was charged with possession of an ammunition by a person prohibited, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, manufacturing methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree conspiracy and three counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held in the Sussex County Correctional Institution on $75,500 bond.

Messick was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree conspiracy and three counts of drug paraphernalia. She was committed to the Women's Correctional Institution on $15,500 bond.  

Walker Road was closed for approximately six hours as the meth lab was safely dismantled and removed from the home, police said.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    Restaurants Prepare for Thanksgiving Holiday

    11/22/2017 22:06:00 -05:002017-11-23 03:06:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 10:06 PM EST2017-11-23 03:06:27 GMT
    Thanksgiving PreparationsThanksgiving Preparations
    SALISBURY, Md.- Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving. Jennifer Stack says she isn't a good cook, so her family is going out forMore
    Restaurants in Salisbury are gearing up for Turkey Day. While many are cooking at home on Thursday, some are choosing to go out to eat for Thanksgiving.More
  • Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    Police Searching for Two Suspects Related to a String of Burglaries in Delaware

    11/22/2017 21:16:00 -05:002017-11-23 02:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-11-23 02:16:01 GMT
    Courtesy of Delaware State PoliceCourtesy of Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
    Delaware State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects involved in several burglaries in Milford, Milton and Dover.More
  • Delaware Uber Drivers, Passengers Unsettled by Data Breach News

    Delaware Uber Drivers, Passengers Unsettled by Data Breach News

    11/22/2017 18:27:00 -05:002017-11-22 23:27:00 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 6:27 PM EST2017-11-22 23:27:06 GMT
    KENT COUNTY, Del. --- News that some personal information for 57 million Uber passengers and drivers last year wasn't welcomed by Jacob Johnson of Camden.Johnson, a military veteran who recently started driving with Uber but has used the service as a pasMore
    KENT COUNTY, Del. --- News that some personal information for 57 million Uber passengers and drivers last year wasn't welcomed by Jacob Johnson of Camden.Johnson, a military veteran who recently started driving with Uber but has used the service as a pasMore
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices